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Seared cod salad with ‘scad the beggars’, potato farls and wild garlic

‘Scad the beggars’ is a Northern Irish dish of oats fried in bacon fat - used here as an alternative to croutons in this hearty salad.

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For the potato farls

For the ‘scad the beggars’

For the cod

  • 400g/14oz thick cod loin
  • 2 tbsp light olive oil
  • handful of wild garlic, optional
  • handful of lamb’s leaf salad
  • 250g/9oz crème fraîche
  • 4 tbsp vinaigrette (made from 2 tbsp reserved bacon fat, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp white wine vinegar, 1 tsp Dijon mustard, salt and pepper)

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