5 pieces of salted cod
6 medium potatoes
4 medium onions, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 hard boiled eggs, sliced
1.5 cups olive oil
2 tbs chopped parsley
salt and pepper to taste
Ahead of time: Desalt the cod by soaking for at least 24 hours and changing the water several times.
Boil the cod for approximately 10 minutes. Remove from water and allow to cool. In the same water the cod was boiled in, cook the potatoes with skin on. After approximately 30 minutes or when the potatoes are tender (and not overcooked), remove from water and allow to cool.
In a separate pan, boil the eggs for approximately 12 minutes. Place in cold water immediately and remove the egg shells. Cut the eggs into thin round slices after cooled. Set aside.
In a frying pan, saute the onions and garlic in 1/2 cup of olive oil. Once the onions start become translucent and turning golden, remove from heat. In the meantime, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a baking dish or casserole add the potatoes and cod. Pour the sautéed onions, garlic and olive oil from the frying pan over it. Drizzle generously with more olive oil and sprinkle some black pepper onto the mixture. If you find that the cod is not salty enough after being desalted, add a little salt. Gently mix all of the ingredients.
Place in the oven at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes or until the potatoes start to turn a golden color.
Once cooked, remove baking dish from the oven. Garnish with chopped parsley, black olives and the boiled egg slices.
NOTE: For enhanced flavor, I love to drizzle vinegar over this dish. For me, the vinegar completes this dish!!
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