Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá

Prep Time
20 min

Cook Time
40 min

Total Time
1 Hour

2 Lb. Salted Cod
2 Lb. Potatoes
2 Cups Milk
3 Onions, Sliced
3 Cloves Garlic, Crushed
4 Hard-Boiled Eggs
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
20 Black Olives
1 Bunch Parsely, Salt, Pepper


1. Soak the cod in water for 24 to 36 hours and change the water every 8 hours.

2. After cod is desalted, remove bones from cod and shred it in small pieces.

3. Bring milk to a boil then turn off the heat. Infuse cod pieces in hot milk for about 1 to 2 hours.

4. Peel potatoes and cook them in boiling water for 25 minutes.

5. Cut potatoes in ½ inch thick slices. Add salt and pepper.

6. Preheat oven to 375 F.

7. Meanwhile, add the onions in a hot skillet with a little olive oil. Sauté for about 5 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic and continue cooking for 2 minutes.

8. In a casserole dish, drizzle ¼ cup of olive oil.

9. Add layers of potatoes, drained cod and the onion/garlic mixture. Season with salt and pepper.

10. Drizzle another ¼ cup of olive oil on top.

11. Bake for 40 minutes.

12. Garnish with quartered or sliced hard-boiled eggs, chopped parsley and black olives.

Created by, Mike Benayoun

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