8 Reviews

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.

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B P. February 01, 2014

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.

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ItalianMama January 14, 2013

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.

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warrencooker March 13, 2011

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!!

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Candy bar March 28, 2015

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

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Feather10 June 10, 2010

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!

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Seedbeads January 08, 2010

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

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eleanor July 29, 2009

Delicious batter, I love the way it puffs up, will try with lots of different kinds of fish. Thank you for posting!

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Moor Driver February 16, 2009
Battered Blue Hake or Whitefish Pan Fried