Worst recipe ever. The "batter" is thick, hard dough. The cooking temp is way too high - burning the batter, leaving the fish raw. (This was after adding more liquid so I could dip the fish in the batter at all.) We resorted to frozen pizza for dinner after throwing this out. I've never had such a bad experience with an online recipe till now.
I'm not going to give a star rating because I can't be 100% sure that I didn't make a mistake and I did not get to try the results. The batter was SO thick that I could barely incorporate all the flour mixture and had to add way more than a couple of tablespoons of milk. I thinned it with more milk and extra water to the point that I didn't feel comfortable adding more, but it was still very thick. When I put the dipped fish into the pan (with plenty of oil), it immediately stuck to the bottom, and when I tried to turn the fish, all the batter just peeled off. Sadly, it made enough of a mess that I couldn't keep cooking the fish, and the entire batch was completely ruined (really makes me want to cry - all that fish wasted). I don't know, maybe I would have had better luck if I'd used my deep fryer instead.
Maybe I missed something here. The batter was way too gluey. Had to add a lot of water to thin it out to the point where it was usable. Dish looked pretty, but was bland as could be. Tasted like a piece of fish wrapped in a pancake, which is basically what it is. This is my first time working with hake. I think next time I'll use one of my tried-and-true tilapia recipes substituting hake.
I think this batter is way too thick for my liking. It has a lot of pancake ingredients and that is kind of what it tastes like. Pancake on top of fish. Needs Repaired!!
It was light and flaky and browned nicely. My girls loved it. But it lacked seasoning. Maybe next time I would salt and pepper the fish before hand. A good recipe for the batter though. Thank you
This was really good - both of my kids ate it (the 2-year old ate it FIRST) and my husband raved about it! I used red snapper fillets but we'll be picking up whatever good fish is on sale next time to make this again! I only had about 1/2 lb of fish so I halved the batter recipe... and made a few "pancakes" with some of the rest!
I will never buy take-away fish again! This is delicious and light and non-greasy. I'd like to try it with prawns. Eleanor, South Africa
Delicious batter, I love the way it puffs up, will try with lots of different kinds of fish. Thank you for posting!