Saltfish Fritters Recipe (Stamp n’ Go)

Saltfish fritters appear in several Caribbean cultures. There are subtle differences across each culture but the main ingredients are the same. All you really need for a tasty batch of  authentic Caribbean fritters are saltfish, onion or scallion, thyme and a little bit of hot pepper.  I like fresh colorful ingredients in my dishes so I’ve added multi-colored peppers and herbs. They are completely optional. Following is an easy to follow recipe for my version of Saltfish Fritters or Stamp n’ Go as we Jamaicans call it. 
Saltfish (baccala)
is a staple of the Caribbean and Latino diet. Popular Caribbean dishes that feature saltfish include Saltfish Buljol from Trinidad, Cook-up Saltfish from Jamaica and the ever popular Fritters.

saltfish fritters
Saltfish Fritters are a delicious, popular, and easy to make Caribbean snack or breakfast food. There are several varieties of fritters, sweet and savory. In the past couple years I’ve taken to dressing up my fritters with ingredients like ackee, saltfish, pumpkin and other quick cook veggies. Let your taste buds guide you. Serve saltfish fritters for breakfast or a snack. If you own a cast iron frying pan, this is a great time to use it. Because they retain heat well, a cast iron pan will dramatically reduce the amount of oil you need to make these little delicacies, and that’s never a bad thing
saltfish/ baccala is sold in boneles and bone-in variety. Either one works just fine in saltfish recipes . you can find saltfish in most Caribbean and Hispanic grocery stores in the USA and Europe.



for the best fritters make your batter as thick as you’d make your pancake batter.
cooking saltfish fritters
Just like making pancakes. flip em over when tiny bubbles begin to appear.
saltfish fritters

Saltfish Fritters Recipe (Stamp n’ Go)

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Cuisine: Caribbean
Calories: 0kcal
Author: Sian Rose


  • 1 C. flour*
  • 1 tsp baking powder*
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 TB bell peppers chopped
  • ¼ med. onion chopped
  • ¼ lb. salt fish cooked
  • ½ C. water
  • ¼ C. oil for frying


  • Boil saltfish in a pot of water for about 10 minutes, to remove some of the salt. Drain fish in the sink under running cold water. Flake with your finger or with a fork.Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together
  • to make batter.After mixing batter heat a small non-stick skillet over medium heat until skillet is very hot. Add ½ of the oil and heat for 1 minute. Pour in ¼ cup batter and cook for about 3 minutes on each side until golden.
  • Similar to making pancakes (bubbles will form in the batter and the edges will begin to cook when it’s time to turn the fritters. Remove from pan and place on a flat plate on a few sheets of paper
  • towel. When oil is absorbed, add more oil to pan and heat through before adding more batter. Repeat process until batter is finished


Serve fritters as a breakfast pastry or a snack.
Make smaller fritters to serve as an appetizer.
Wrap any leftovers in wax paper and foil and store in refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Reheat over med- low heat without oil or microwave for 45 seconds


Serving: 0g | Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg
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