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Balchi di piská (fish balls)

door Linda Terrizzi

Balchi di piská are delicious snacks for people who love fish. The strong taste of the cod is slightly weakened by the potatoes, so that it becomes a friendly dish.

The added vegetables and herbs give this snack a delicious, slightly spicy taste. Really something different than usual. Surprise your guests with this relatively unknown snack. Success guaranteed!


We make these balls with salted fish (cod). In the past, salting fish was used as a way to keep the fish longer. Nowadays we know that in addition to shelf life, it also gives a good load of flavor.

You can therefore still find cod in most toko's. While it used to be an ingredient for poor people, today it may even be slightly more expensive than fresh fish.

In addition to cod, we also use various vegetables and herbs to flavor the fish balls. And in addition to taste, these vegetables also add a little color to the content. Nice and cheerful!

Antillean balchi di piská recipe

This recipe can be found in our cookbook 'The complete Antillean kitchen'. Of course in the first chapter, which contains all the tasty Antillean snacks. By the way, did you know that our book contains no less than 300 (!) recipes from the kitchen of Aruba, Bonaire en Curaçao?

It is the result of 7 years of research and we now finally dare to say that we have really “captured” Antillean cuisine in its entirety. Click on the image below to learn more about the book:

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Which recipes are online?

Do you regret that the recipe for the balchi di piská is only in our book and do you already want to get started with a tasty, Antillean snack? These recipes are on the site & can therefore be made immediately:

Store / freeze

The great thing about these Antillean fish balls is that you can make them well in advance and freeze them. This way you can make a large stock in one go that you only have to bake off later. This is best done in the deep-fat fryer, but you will also get excellent results in the air fryer!

Antillean balchi di piska salt cod balls fritta's frittas bakijou
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