Fried Fish Balls from Brussels

Recipe by LikeItLoveIt
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READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 5
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix the flour and salt with the oil and the beer, beating well together.
  • Cover and leave in the kitchen, not the refrigerator or the cool larder, until required.
  • This gives the batter a chance to ferment slightly, which improves its texture.
  • Just before the batter is about to be used, beat the egg whites until stiff and fold in carefully.
  • Remove any skin or bones from the cooked fish.
  • Mash the boiled potatoes and mix the fish, potatoes, chopped garlic, herbs and the softened butter together.
  • Add the egg yolks one at a time: the mixture should hold its shape and be neither too dry nor too liquid.
  • Use only one egg yolk if this gives the right consistency, or the second egg yolk and a drop of milk if the mixture is too dry.
  • Season to taste.
  • Take a tablespoon of the mixture, roll between the palms of your hands, into a small ball: continue until all the mixture has been used up, flouring your hands from time to time.
  • Using a fork, dip each ball in the batter and then plunge into hot fat.
  • When brown and crispy, remove and serve with tomato sauce or mayonnaise.
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