Homemade Crispy Fish Balls (Pan Fried Fish Balls)

Do your kids love fish??? My answer is No πŸ™ Do your kids eat crispy fish balls/Β fillets/ fingers/Β nuggets /Β cutletsΒ from restaurants? My answer is a big YES πŸ™‚ Then why complain your kids hate fish? πŸ˜‰ Yeah! Most of the kids/teenagers dislike fish in curry and soup forms but they love mild spicy fish in crispy and fried ways. That is my experience from my kids so I started to try and prepare more Finger food recipes for my kidoos πŸ™‚ This is one of that! Crispy fish balls is very easy recipe, the only tough part is the removal of the bones from the cooked fish. If your kids love and enjoy this crispy fish balls, that tough part will be very easy for you πŸ™‚ Trust me! They will love it with tartar sauce. Give a try and enjoy your kids happiness πŸ™‚ and say “my kids are fish lovers” πŸ™‚

Recipe Type Finger Food/Starter/Appetizer
Cooking and Preparation Time 45 Minutes to 1 Hour
Serve To 5 to 6

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Ingredients For Crispy Fish Balls (Pan Fried Fish Balls)

Ingredient Quantity Notes
Seer Fish/ King Fish/ Neymeen 500g Choose boneless pieces
Pepper Powder Β½ Tablespoon For cooking Fish
Water For cooking Fish
Salt For cooking Fish
Corn flour 4 Tablespoon
Water For Corn Flour batter
Pepper Powder A Pinch for corn flour batter
Salt A small Pinch For corn flour batter
Egg White From 2 Eggs
Garlic 4 Fat Cloves Skinned and Chopped Finely
Pepper ΒΌ tablespoon Extra
Dried Bread Crumbs Β½ Cup For roll fish balls
Dried Bread crumbs 2 tablespoon Extra
Oil For deep frying fish balls

Method For Crispy Fish Balls (Pan Fried Fish Balls)

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β€’ In a sauce pan, add fish pieces, water, pepper and salt for cooking fish. Cook until tender and dry in texture. Keep aside for cool.
β€’ When cooled, remove its bones and skin. Shred it.
β€’ In a small bowl, place corn flour, salt and pepper for batter. Add water slowly and make a batter form (it not to be too thin and too thick). Keep the spoon in the batter and mix occasionally, otherwise batter become hard in the base part of the bowl. Keep aside for dipping purpose.
β€’ In a plate, place bread crumbs and keeps aside for rolling purpose.
β€’ In a mixing bowl, Place cooked and shredded fish, garlic, egg white and extra pepper and bread crumbs. Combine well.
β€’ When it’s mixed well, use your hand and make small balls.
β€’ Dip the balls in the batter individually and place on bread crumbs plate.
β€’ Role the balls evenly.
β€’ Keep rolled balls in an air tight container.
β€’ Repeat the process until the fish mix will finish.
β€’ Heat oil in a deep frying pan. When heat is enough for flying, place fish balls (small batch) and fry fish balls until brown and crispy.
β€’ Remove crispy fish balls from heat and place on the kitchen tissue/towels.
β€’ Serve hot with tartar sauce or chilly sauce and enjoy πŸ™‚

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Notes and Tips

You can freeze the shaped fish balls for 1 month; bring it to room temperature before frying time.

You can make your own tartar sauce in your home, HERE is the recipe.

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