This recipe was handed down to me by my mother. We believe that it came from our Norwegian ancestors.
1 lb. fresh cod
1 cup milk
1 bay leaf
2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons flour
White wine or fish stock (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
Simmer cod in milk and bayleaf for 10 minutes. Let cool slightly. Remove cod from milk and break into bite sized pieces. Set aside. In another pan, melt butter and add flour. Cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and add milk. Simmer until thickened. If it becomes too thick, you could add fish stock or even white wine to dilute. Return cod to sauce. Season to taste with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Serve with mashed potatoes and peas.