Codfish Pataniscas is the name of a typical dish of Portuguese cuisine, originating in the region of Extremadura.
They consist of pieces of shredded cod fried in wheat flour, seasoned with salt and sometimes pepper and parsley. They have an irregularly flattened or spherical shape, if fried in abundant fat
In the Porto region, they are known simply as bait or cod bait, although it is actually a different dish consisting of a fillet of raw cod saddled with flour and egg and fried potatoes.
- Salt and Pepper