Battered fish

  • Nutrition Facts
  • Calories: 293
  • Protein: 17
  • Fats: 16.5
  • Carbohydrates: 17.1

    Today you will learn to cook the battered fish. This is one of the classic recipes that are familiar to and loved by many of us. Although most often the word batter associates with something definitely fat, we are happy to assure you that today we will make you look at the preparation of battered fish with a whole new eyes. Furthermore, we’ll get to know how much depends on the way the batter is cooked, take a look at the recipe and understand the benefits that make this dish useful.

    Historical reference

    Batter is a type of dough usually made on the basis of flour and eggs. Basically any product that is to be fried in boiling oil should be first dipped in batter. It has no standard recipe, furthermore, batter for different foods is prepared differently as well. For instance, the batter you need to fry a fish fillet is different from that you need to fry a whole fish. But let's talk about this a little later, for now - a few words about the main tips of cooking a simple battered fish.

    The batter may be both liquid and dense, your choice depends on what you're going to cook. If you need to get a batter of liquid consistency, it is necessary to add some milk or water. Well, if you want something thicker, you can use flour or starch. Moreover, it often happens that not only water is used for the preparation of batter is but beer yeast or yeast. By the way, we have one of these special recipes for your today which is our battered fish fillet on the basis of mineral carbonated water. That’s why the fish will get very crispy, yummy and very juicy. But what is the benefit of eating fish fried in batter? We have something interesting for you on this matter in our next section.

    The benefits of the dish

    First a little bit about the dough. It is made of mineral water along with two types of flour: corn and wheat. Obviously, the flour is always good for digestion, as well as in terms of the content of minerals and trace elements. Don’t forget about the eggs which are excellent source of protein. Moreover, all these products are extremely rich in vitamins and other useful substances. Simultaneously, mind that  the method of preparation, which is frying, is not the healthiest way to cook.

    The fish we used is tilapia which lives in fresh water and has a very pleasant taste of meat without any extraneous flavors. That's why it's so beloved around the world, as well as for its balanced composition. The batter won’t just make it delicious but give it some juiciness. How to achieve this? We'll teach you immediately. Here is our step by step recipe for the battered fish.

    Ingredients for the battered fish:

    • 1 kg of frozen tilapia fish
    • 2 eggs
    • 4 tbsp of wheat flour
    • 3 tbsp corn flour
    • 200 ml of mineral water
    • 1/2  lemon
    • 1/2 orange (for the sauce, if desired)
    • salt and spices
    • vegetable oil

    How to cook gold-battered fish: recipe with photos

    1. Prepare the necessary products;

      Have all the products ready.

    2. Wash the fillet, dry, cut into pieces;

      The fish should be washed, dried with a paper towel and cut into rectangular pieces.

    3. Squeeze half a lemon on the fish;

      For the marinade, add fresh lemon juice.

    4. Now you need to salt the dish and leave to marinate for about 15 minutes;

      The fish should be salted and marinated for at least 15 minutes.

    5. To make the batter, break two eggs;

      Break the eggs in a bowl.

    6. Give them a whisk;

      Now, whisk the eggs.

    7. Salt them now;

      Add a pinch of salt.

    8. Season the batter as you like;

      To add some flavor to the batter, season with spices.

    9. Add some carbonated water to the batter;

      It's time to pour one of the most important ingredients - mineral water, heavily carbonated.

    10. Now, a tbsp of corn flour;

      Add one tablespoon of corn flour to the dough.

    11. 2 tbsp of wheat flour in. Stir the batter and get rid of lumps;

      Then add 2 tablespoons of flour and mix everything to obtain the ideal consistency.

    12. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining corn and wheat flour;

      Mix 2 tablespoons wheat and corn flour in a bowl.

    13. Heat the vegetable oil in a pan;

      Pour the vegetable oil into the pan oil.

    14. Roll the fish first in flour, then dip into the liquid batter;

      First roll the pieces of fish in flour mixture, then dip it in batter.

    15. Spread the slices into the pan and fry a few minutes;

      Cook the fish on one side first.

    16. And now, turn over the fish pieces and fry them on the other side until golden brown;

      The other side of the fish should also be well-fied.

    17. Remove the fish on a paper towel, and after a few minutes place it into a plate. By the way, the fish flavor can be enriched with fresh orange juice;

      Cook the fish for a couple of minutes and place it on a paper towel, then dry on a plate and, if desired, pour in the orange juice. Bon Appetit!

    Here we have the bettered fish batter the recipe is not that complicated, as you might have noticed. But you do not believe us, just go and cook it, then share your personal experience. We always welcome new cooks and their advice and look forward to your original recipes. Always yours,  HozOboz

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