Crunchy Fried Cod

    Crunchy Fried Cod


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    About this recipe: The time it takes to make this dish is probably quicker than going to your local chippy. Succulent fish is surrounded by a crunchy coating. Serve with chips and mushy peas, if desired.

    Serves: 4 

    • 95g dry potato flakes
    • 125g plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon garlic granules
    • 1 tablespoon seasoning salt
    • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
    • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper or to taste
    • 4 (170g) fillets cod fish
    • 450g butter flavoured margarine, for frying

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In medium bowl, combine the potato flakes, flour, garlic granules, seasoning salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper.
    2. Soak fish fillets in bowl of cold water.
    3. In a deep frying pan or deep-fat fryer, melt and heat the margarine to 180 degrees C.
    4. Dredge fish fillets in dry mixture and fry in the hot oil for 5 minutes or until fish flakes apart easily. Remove from oil and place on kitchen towels to absorb excess oil.

    Alternatives to cod:

    Try this recipe with inexpensive fresh coley or pouting. They both belong to the cod family but are much cheaper and available in larger supermarkets or fishmongers.

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