Fried Codfish With Garlic Sauce

Today is a bank holiday in Greece for two reasons.  March 25th marks the day Greece began its revolution for independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1821. More important, today is the day Angel Gabriel announced the happy news to the Virgin Mary, that she is going to have a baby 9 months from today (December 25th). Batter fried Codfish with a garlic sauce is being served for lunch today in most Greek homes.

Angel Gabriel Telling Mariam
She Will Bare The Child Jesus
Courtesy of Greek Wikipedia From

You will need:
Serves 6:
- 1.5 kg of desalinated codfish.
-  Batter to fry your cod.
-  8 cloves of garlic.
-  2 handfuls of stale bread soaked in some water.
-  Vinegar
-  Olive oil
For the batter:
Blend 1/2 cup of cold water with 1/2 cup of all purpose flour and 1/4 cup of corn flour, one egg, 1 tsp. salt, until smooth.
-  Coat each peace of cod with the batter, and drop in very hot oil  until golden. Set on kitchen paper to absorb extra oil.
For the Garlic sauce:
Blend soaked bread, with the garlic until smooth.  Add vinegar, and start adding olive oil slowly while blending. Add some salt and continue blending until smooth.
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Greek Wikipedia
Fried Cod, Garlic sauce and
Steamed Zucchini
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Serve the fried cod,  the garlic sauce and lots of steamed broccoli with an olive oil/lemon dressing.
Bon Appétit and Χρόνια Πολλά!!


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