Have a crunchy Iftari
Sharing a very simple yet tasty fried fish recipe on the blog today. Try it and spread the happiness to your loved ones. All you need: Fish, flour, egg, lemon, vinegar & spices. #BringItOn
When I was young, we used to sing this nasty poem:
Mind your own business
Fry your own fish
Don’t poke your dirty nose
Into my clean dish
I couldn’t resist typing this here. But I remember it still because it makes so much sense. Interfering is something I dislike a lot. Coming back to the topic, normally, when I cook, I use almost no oil. So I try to avoid recipes which deep fry. Unless it comes to Pakoras and Fried Fish. And if it is Ramzan, it calls for a celebration!
Ramzan is the perfect time to share the yummiest fried fish recipe. I had got this recipe from my cousin Daniyal @danyal1999 and added a few ingredients in it. It is really simple and doesn’t require much hard work. I prefer to prepare for all my cooking in advance so I don’t have to do too much in the end. So preparing the batter and keeping it refrigerated overnight or for a few hours before frying is a good idea as it keeps it all together while frying. Here we go!
- 1 cup – All purpose flour
- 1 tsp – Baking powder
- 1 tsp – Salt
- 400 g – Fish fillets (Haddock, cod, red snapper… Any)
- 1 tsp – Crushed red chillies
- 1 – Egg
- 1 tsp – Lemon juice
- 1 tsp – Vinegar
- 1 tsp – Green herbs (Coriander, Oregano, Parsley. Whatever is available at home)
- 1/2 tsp pepper (optional)
- 1 cup- Cold water
- Put an egg in a mixing bowl. Whisk it with a fork and mix in all other ingredients (except fish).
- Mix all ingredients into a smooth paste.
- Put fish pieces into batter. Pierce them with fork and mix them in the batter.
- Cover the dish and leave it in the fridge for a few hours (or overnight).
- Deep fry pieces on both sides until cooked.
- Take them out on newspaper and remove excess oil by kitchen towel before serving.
Do try this recipe out. It is my personal favourite. The recipe is easy and flexible. You can add or subtract ingredients as you like. I can’t wait for you to try it out and tell me how it was. Happy Iftar!