Soldaditos de Pavía or codfish beignets Recipe

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930 mins (prep 900, cooking 30)
13 ingredients
4 servings
Soldaditos de Pavía, meaning Pavía soldiers, are strips of desalted codfish, marinated in a mixture of lemon juice and Spanish sweet pimentón, then either coated first in flour then in egg, or in a frying batter, deep-fried in olive oil and served with a strip of roasted red pepper around them

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  • 1.1 pound (500g) good quality salted codfish
  • juice of 1-2 lemons
  • 1 1/2 tsp sweet pimentã³n (or more if you like)
  • a dash of white pepper
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • first option - simple beignet coating:
  • o 1 beaten egg
  • o ap flour or chickpea flour
  • second option - somewhat-time-consuming beignet frying batter:
  • o 2/3 cup (100g) flour
  • o 1/4 cup eau-de-vie or similar spirit
  • o 3/4 tsp (5g) baker's yeast
  • o 1 tbsp olive oil
  • o 1 pinch of saffron
  • o 1 pinch salt
  • virgin olive oil for deep-frying (essential for real soldaditos)
  • 1 large roasted red pepper, in strips


Serving Size (28.29 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 103.86 Calories from Fat 99.81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11.09g 68.26%
Saturated Fat 1.53g 30.63%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1.81mg 0.3%
Total Carbohydrate 1.46g 1.94%
Dietary Fiber 0.02 g 0.3%
Sugars 1.11 g %
Protein 0.08g 0.61%
Vitamin A 0.09IU% Vitamin C 0.02mg%
Calcium 1.57mg% Iron 0.12mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
white pepper, a, coating, beaten egg, or, batter, or, pinch salt, virgin olive oil, roasted red pepper, large