Learning how to make simple battered fish can come in handy for those days of craving fish and chips. You'll need a flaky white fish for this. Hake, Sole or Kingklip work best for this recipe. 

What You'll Need - Serves 4 

  • 4 Fish Fillets (About 300g each) 
  • 2 Cup Self Raising Flour 
  • 2 Cups Ice Cold Water 
  • 1 Lemon
  • Cooking Oil - Deep Frying
  • Salt & Pepper 

Prep - 10 Minutes 

  • Pat all the fillets dry with a paper towel. 
  • Season with salts and pepper 
  • In a large bowl that can fit the fillets, put flour into the bowl and season with salt. 
  • Pour the ice cold water into the flour while mixing with a whisk
  • Once the batter is smooth, squeeze half the lemon into the batter and combine. 

Let's Get Cooking - 15 Minutes 

  • Heat cooking oil in a large pan or deep fryer. Enough oil to cover the fish. 
  • Place one fillet at a time into the batter coating. Lift the fillet and allow the excess batter to drip off. 
  • Place the fish into the hot oil and fry until golden brown on both sides. Takes about 7-10 Minutes 
  • Fry no more than 2 fillets at a time to avoid the oil cooling down too much. 
  • Once the fish is cooked, place onto a paper towel to drip any excess oil and squeeze lemon juice over the fish. 
  • Serve and enjoy