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Fried Fish Croquettes – Psarokeftethes

In Greek: ψαροκεφτέδες, pronounced psah-roh-kef-TEH-thes

A bit of modern Greek, this recipe calls for a batter made with beer. A combination of swordfish and desalinated salt cod, combined with onion and parsley make a fabulous dish. The batter calls for beer and self-rising flour. Serve as a meze, appetizer, or as a main dish.

Greek fish croquettes

Greek fish croquettes

Note: These can be made in a deep fryer.


  • 2/3 pound of swordfish
  • 2/3 pound of desalinated salt cod
  • 1/3 bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 eggs, beaten with a fork
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of beer
  • 2 cups of self-rising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • oil for frying


Remove skin and bones from fish and cut into small pieces.

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients to make a thick mixture.

Bring oil to medium heat in a deep fryer or a deep skillet or frying pan (use plenty of oil). Drop mixture by the heaping tablespoonful in the oil and fry until golden on all sides. Drain in a colander.


Have a bowl of cold water at hand. After each spoonful, dip the spoon in cold water before taking the next.

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