Fish Bites

Fish Bites

Fish dipped into batter with sesame seeds


750g kingklip or other fresh white fish

Oil for frying

Flour for coating

Seasoning of choice for fish


150g self-raising flour

125ml sesame seeds

3ml salt

5ml paprika

±1cup water


Cut fish into strips about 6cm long and 3cm thick or small squares. Mix the batter ingredient and leave to stand for 1 hour. Season the fish. Dip in flour and shake off excess. Dip the smackeroons into the batter and deep fry until golden. Drain on absorbent paper. Allow to cool and then fry a second time to prevent the batter from going soft. Serve with a chutney or a dip. Use this batter for frying snoek pieces as well.

Alternative cooking method: Place fish on a greased oven-proof tray and heat at 260°C for 15mins on bottom shelf of oven. Remove to top shelf and grill for 5mins.

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