Bolinhos de bacalhau is Brazialian Codfish balls . They are also commonly referred to as "salt cod fritters" or "salt cod croquettes" Codfish balls are Portuguese in origin (and over there they're shaped differently; if you go to a Portuguese restaurant/bar in Rio, you'll see that they're not round). But, like pizza in the U.S., they were so heartily adopted that they became Brazilian food. In Portuguese this bolinho de bacalhau has many versions.
The deep fried fish balls basically from a mixture of potatoes, bacalhau (codfish)ideally should be slightly crunchy on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside. There needed to be just enough potato to make the dough soft, and just enough flaky cod to give these fritters their distinctive flavor and texture.
Often they are served with spicy Aily oil salsa. The dish is a very popular appetizer and is also great as a main dish to serve with rice and vegetables.Read more