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Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Classic Cod Au Gratin

With some Newfoundland cod fish that made it's way into my presents at Christmas (thankfully frozen) I've been trying to savor every last piece of it. And this is one of my favorite ways to eat cod! Scrumptious.

Classic Cod Au Gratin
Adapted from


1 lb cod fillets
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
1 1/4 cups milk
1 tsp salt
pepper to taste
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 cup of old white cheddar cheese, grated
dash of paprika


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. In a large pot of salted water, place cod and boil rapidly for 20 minutes. Drain the fish and cut into small pieces discarding any bones. Place fish in a greased baking dish.

3. To make a white sauce, in a medium sized saucepan, melt butter and stir in onion and flour until smooth. Remove from heat and gradually stir in half of the milk. Return to heat and continue to stir until smooth and shiny. Add remaining milk, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring until sauce is smooth and thickened.

4. Pour sauce over fish. Sprinkle grated cheese over the top and dash some paprika over the top.

5. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes until the sauce bubbles and the cheese begins to brown. Serve in a bowl and a fresh homemade bun, slice of bread, or toutons if you're lucky!

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