Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Dutch
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Serves: 4
Kibbeling: Deep Fried Battered Fish Pieces
  • 600 gram fish, in 5 cm chuncks
  • 150 gram flour
  • 200 ml milk
  • 50 ml water or beer
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • oil to deep fry in
  • fish spice mix
  • sauce of choice
  1. Mix the flour with the milk, water (or beer), eggs, salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat the deep fryer to 170-180C.
  3. Add the fish to the batter, stir around gently.
  4. Carefully slide the fish pieces one by one into the hot oil. Don't overcrowd the pan, this will drop the temperature of the oil too much, causing the batter to be soggy instead of crisp.
  5. When golden brown, scoop them out with a slotted spoon (don't use a frying basked, the nuggets tend to get stuck to it) and place in a bowl with some paper kitchen towel to get rid of the excess fat.
  6. Bake the rest of the fish the same way (the batch size depends on the size of your deep fryer). Scoop the small bits of batter that came loose from the fish out of the oil in between the batches, otherwise they will burn and stick to the new batch, which is not very tasty.
  7. Transfer to a serving bowl, sprinkle with fish spice mix, and serve hot with a dipping sauce.
You can buy a fish spice mix, but you can also make your own: there are lots of recipes available online (search for fish spice/herb mix/blend/seasoning). The oil you used will smell fishy and will contain a lot of small bits of batter, and is therefore not suitable for reusing.
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