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Codfish, potatoes and onion bake – Bacalhau a Gomes de Sa

Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Telma Guerreiro | Once Upon a Pan


  • 1 kg salted cod already desalted
  • 1 kg potatoes
  • 3 onions
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 4 boiled eggs
  • 2 dl olive oil
  • Black olives to taste
  • Chopped parsley to taste
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Hot milk as needed


  • Preheat oven - 180C
  • In a large pan, cook the pieces of cod in water for 20 min.
  • Drain and flake it. Put it in a deep bowl, cover with very hot milk and allow to stand for about 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, cut the onions and the garlic into slices. In a large pan, heat some olive oil and lightly brown the onions and garlic.
  • Cook the potatoes with the skin on. Let it cool, remove the skin and cut into slices.
  • Add the potatoes to the onions and garlic. Mix everything carefully.
  • Drain the cod from the milk and add to the potatoes.
  • Stir everything slightly and season with salt and pepper. Let it cook for another 2 mins.
  • Pour the mixture into a baking dish. Cut the eggs into slices and spread over the top. Drizzle with a little olive oil and bake for about 10-15 mins.
  • Remove from the oven, spread the olives on top and sprinkle with chopped parsley.