Milk Poached Cod with Potatoes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 4
Author Charlotte Bonavida


  • 8-10 small white potatoes peeled
  • 5 cups water or enough to cover the potatoes
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 2 garlic cloves sliced
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 cups whole milk or 2 cups whole milk and 1 cup half & half
  • 4 4-6 ounce skinless cod fillets you can also take a large filet a cut it into fourths
  • 1/2 lemon sliced into wedges


  1. In a large pot bring the potatoes, water, and 1 tsp salt to a boil and cook until tender when poked with a knife, about 15-20 minutes. Drain the potatoes and put back in pot to keep warm.
  2. In a medium saucepan or saucier, heat butter, thyme, 2nd tsp of salt, and milk gently on medium low to a low simmer. Add the cod and poach for 8 minutes.
  3. Plate the potatoes and cod in a shallow bowl and pour the warm milk over like a sauce then squeeze a wedge of lemon on top.