Salt Cod Balls with Grana Padano and Mustard Mayonnaise + Spritz Select

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Salt Cod Balls with Grana Padano and Mustard Mayonnaise + Spritz Select


. Difficulty: Medium . Serves: 4 people . Preparation time: 35 minutes
Lactose free Lactose free


700 g salt cod, desalted and soaked
80 g Grana Padano PDO
1 garlic clove
2 eggs
100 g sandwich bread
50 g all-purpose flour
1 bunch of parsley
1 l vegetable oil for frying
Salt & pepper to taste

For the mayonnaise
1 egg yolk 
2 teaspoons of strong mustard
½ teaspoon of turmeric
½ lemon (juice)
1 dl sunflower oil


Prepare the mustard mayonnaise by emulsifying the egg yolk in the cup of an immersion blender with the mustard, turmeric, lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Add the sunflower oil in a steady stream and continue to blend to obtain a thick mayonnaise.
Fillet the cod and cut it into pieces. Place into a mixer with the eggs, bread, grated Grana Padano, parsley and garlic and blend to obtain a smooth mixture.
Season with salt and pepper and form into 3-4 cm balls with your hands.
Roll them in flour and fry in plenty of sunflower oil for a few minutes. Lift out the cod balls and place on a paper towel to drain.
Serve the cod balls warm, sprinkled with salt and pepper, with the mustard mayonnaise.

Spritz Select (serves 1)

7.5 cl Prosecco
5 cl Select
2.5 cl soda
1 orange

Fill a tall glass with ice and pour in the Prosecco. Add the Select and top with soda. Garnish with a slice of orange and serve.

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