November 24, 2005

Fried Fish Fingers

Fried fish fingers or crumb fried batons of fish have been one of the most favorite sea foods that we have at my dhaba either eaten as tea-time snacks or as a side dish with plain rice and curries. Our kids, both 4-yr-old Adarsh and 1-yr-old Aditya love, enjoy, and have fun with the food that they have in their table :-); some time they are very picky eaters. Making the mealtime playful can be one of way of persauding the kids to eat what is required for them, all those healthy proteins and nutrients. We do not go for the artificial food colors, flavors, additives, and technology that few hotels and restaurants use to make their food customers happy. We do follow the traditional home cooking methodologies and practices as closely as possible to make our food appetizing.

Here is the recipe for my dhaba's home-made fried fish fingers. Do try this at your home. Take our word for it - you, family members, or your friends would devour it all in one go :-) Enjoy!


Fried fish fingers recipe

Ingredients:
Fish fillets – ½ kg, hamour, king fish, or any other firm fish; cut into ½ inch wide x 2-1/2 inches long; dry the fillets with paper towels Soya sauce – 1 teaspoon
Red chilli powder – ½ teaspoon
Turmeric powder – 1/8 teaspoon (optional)
Ginger – 1/2-inch piece, chopped and crushed (optional)
Garlic – 2 cloves, chopped and crushed
Black pepper powder – 1 teaspoon (optional)
Salt – ½+1/2 teaspoon or to taste
Egg – 1, well beaten
Bread crumps+flour mix – 1 cup
Oil+ghee – for deep frying

Method: Mix soya sauce, ginger, garlic, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and a few drops of water to make a smooth and thick paste. Marinate the fish pieces in this paste for approximately 15-20 minutes or more to get an exotic flavor. Meanwhile, beat up the eggs and season it with the pepper and the remaining salt. Drain out the excess marinade from the fish pieces, dip it one at a time in the egg mix, and then roll in the bread crumps plus flour powder. Pat the mixture firmly onto the fish pieces. Heat up the mixture of oil and ghee till smoking hot and deep fry the fish fingers on either side until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve with ginger, garlic, mint chutney or any of your favorite sauces or dips. Enjoy!

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7 Comments:

Blogger Meena said...

Hi VK!

do chk out http://hookedonheat.blogspot.com/2005/11/launching-from-my-rasoi-call-to-all.html and your email as well!!

- Meena

11/25/2005  
Blogger vkn said...

Meena - I have replied you on your blog too. We like your proactive initiatives. Bonne chance. I will be there at your event with my traditional Indian home cooking recipes and stuff :-)

11/26/2005  
Blogger Paz said...

Looks and sounds delicious!

Paz

11/26/2005  
Blogger vkn said...

Thank you Paz.

11/26/2005  
Anonymous Melody said...

Hey there! Thx for the link :)

Nice place you have here, will have to try out some of your stuff soon!!

Will add a link to you now...

Ciao!

11/26/2005  
Blogger ilva said...

I have to try these out on me and my kids, sounds delicious!!

11/26/2005  
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