Salt and Pepper Fried Fish

The lazy vibes in me has been pretty dominant recently. So much so that this is a rare chance that you actually caught me cooking this dish which involves some deep frying efforts now ! But glad to say no regrets there because the dish was really good and also enables me to clear up some freezer space.

As much as I hope to cook on a more daily basis especially now that we have had the option to work from home, but the regime of working on a desk bound job at home has actually kept me quite on tenterhooks mainly because I find it hard to concentrate juggling between cooking a proper decent meal whilst tending to notifications from incoming emails and messages.

Nevertheless, this was prepared on a weekend when I can finally free my mind from my daily job tasks and concentrate on preparing my food wholeheartedly. Coming back to this crispy Salt and Pepper Fried Fish, even Mom complemented on this dish which was pretty surprising. Because it was prepped using Barramundi fish which isn’t exactly one of her favourites. And amazingly, she couldn’t even tell that it was Barramundi fish until I’ve told her. So that probably goes to show how “successful” this dish is ! LOL.

Even though it requires some deep-frying which I reckon will only works best for this recipe, but if you are cautious about messing up your kitchen, you can always deep-fry them in small batches with lesser oil and in a smaller pot which is exactly what I did. And I am quite sure you won’t regret cooking this dish if you have tried it out. Enjoy !

Salt and Pepper Fried Fish

Recipe by Eat What TonightCourse: MainCuisine: ChineseDifficulty: Easy


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  • 200-250g any white fish slices⁣⁣

  • 4 tbsp flour⁣⁣

  • Some cooking oil⁣⁣

  • For the Batter:⁣⁣
  • 45g flour⁣⁣

  • 60g-70g ice cold water⁣⁣

  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice⁣⁣

  • 1/4 tsp baking soda⁣⁣

  • 1/2 tsp sugar⁣⁣

  • 1 tbsp potato starch flour⁣⁣

  • 1/4 heaping tsp salt⁣⁣

  • Few pinches of pepper⁣⁣


  • Mix all ingredients for the batter till it forms a thick and smooth flowing batter.⁣⁣
  • Coat the fish slices lightly with flour all over.⁣⁣
  • Heat up some cooking oil. Dip the flour coated fish slices into the batter.⁣⁣
  • Deep fry till golden brown.⁣⁣
  • Place fish slices on paper towels to drain up excess oils. Serve hot immediately and enjoy !

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