Tapas week – Cod Croquettes

Tapas are more than just a recipe, it’s a way of life – known for being great summer starters. With summer in the air, we are having a tapas week at iDealwine! Keep an eye on the blog for a new, classic Spanish tapas recipe every day, to enjoy with a good rosé or chilled white wine.

Spanish tapas

Cod Croquettes

Serves 4 people


  • 200 g cod
  • ½ bunch of chives
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 100 g flour
  • 1 litre of milk
  • 3 eggs
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Parsley


  • Chop chives, garlic and cod into small pieces.
  • Brown (slightly) the chives and garlic in a pan with olive oil.
  • Before the chives and garlic get too browned, add the cod and sauté quickly.
  • Add the flour and stir constantly.
  • Pour in the milk little by little. The mixture should cook over medium heat for 20 minutes – don’t stop stirring.
  • Season with parsley and salt if necessary. Mix well and pour the batter into a bowl. Add a little oil and leave to cool down.
  • Once the dough is chilled, cut it into pieces and form the croquettes.
  • Dip them in the beaten eggs and breadcrumbs.
  • Fry the croquettes in the hot olive oil in small quantities.
  • Once browned, place the croquettes on paper towels to remove excess oil and serve immediately.

Tapas - cod


The ideal wine pairings:
Bandol rosé
Côtes du Roussillon rosé
Côtes de Provence rosé
Bandol white wine
Côtes du Roussillon white wine
Côtes du Rhône white wine


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Tapas Week – All six recipes:

Cod Croquettes

Pan Con Tomate (Tomato on Toasted Bread)

Tortilla Espanola

Marinated anchovies

Patatas Bravas (spicy potatoes)

Shrimp frittatas

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  1. The cod croquettes are one of the greatest tapas you can have in Portugal. Enjoy the quality of this pastry on the main street of Lisbon, Augusta. All the restaurants in the area have it there is even one that is named after it.

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