Martinique is an island known for the beauty of its landscapes and its seabed, but also for its gastronomy. Discover cod fritters, and rent a car to go to eat some in a restaurant on the seafront.
Martinican gastronomy has crossed borders and some of the traditional dishes of the island are now popular throughout the world. This is the case of cod fritters, small savory donuts usually served as an appetizer or starter.
Said to be native of Brazil or Portugal or Dahomey (Africa region colonized by France until the middle of the twentieth century), fritters are nowadays part of Martinican gastronomy. They are traditionally prepared with cod pieces, but can also be cooked with almost everything: vegetables, chicken, shrimp ...
These small bites have a fairly simple recipe, made with flour, garlic, chives, eggs, chili peppers, water, salt, pepper and obviously, cod. Once these ingredients are put together, the cook forms small balls of dough before dipping them in hot oil for about 5 minutes in order to give them their crispy texture and smooth inside.
A little advice from Jumbo Car Martinique : rent a economic car to discover Martinique and to go to beach restaurants where you will be able to taste Martinican cod fritters.
Cod fritters are inevitable in Martinique. You will find some on the menus of almost every restaurants in the island. To go to one of them and fully enjoy your stay in Martinique, consider renting a car.