Homemade Fish Nuggets

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Fish nuggets are portioned, breaded & fried pieces of fish fillet (for example cod or pollack). The fish fillets are cut into bite-sized cubes, then turned into a beer-batter & finally deep-fried in plenty of oil until golden brown & crispy.

Along with a dip of fresh herbs, mayonnaise & yoghurt, the fish nuggets are a tasty alternative to the familiar chicken nuggets or breaded meat. I wish you lots of fun cooking 😉

Cooked/Baked today: Homemade Fish Nuggets
Difficulty: Medium
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Category: Main Dishes, Fast Food, Fish Recipes
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Homemade Fish Nuggets

Homemade Fish Nuggets

Homemade Fish Nuggets

Homemade Fish Nuggets

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 800 grams cod or pollack fillets
  • 200 milliliters beer
  • 125 grams flour
  • 75 grams cornstarch
  • 1 heaping teaspoon baking powder
  • 125 grams mayonnaise
  • 125 grams yogurt
  • A few sprigs fresh parsley
  • A few sprigs fresh dill
  • Salt & pepper
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • 1 lemon

Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:

  • Small bowl for the dipping sauce
  • Mixing bowl for the beer batter
  • Whisk
  • Pot or wok for deep-frying
  • Skimmer
  • Kitchen paper


…for th edipping sauce:

Finely chop dill & parsley & add to a small bowl. Stir together chopped herbs with 125 grams mayonnaise & 125 grams yogurt, then season well with salt & pepper to taste & set aside until serving.

…for the beer batter:

Put 125 grams of flour, 75 grams of cornstarch, 1 heaping teaspoon baking powder & a good pinch of salt & pepper in a mixing bowl and mix briefly. Add 200 milliliters beer & stir together with a whisk or blender until a lump-free & viscous batter.

…for the fish nuggets:

Cut pollack or cod into bite-sized cubes. Heat up a large pot or wok adding 1 – 1½ liters of oil for deep-frying (the oil is hot enough, if you dip a wooden stick into the oil & immediately small bubbles arise).

As soon as the oil is hot enough, use a fork to pull the fish cubes through the prepared beer batter, allow the excess batter to drip off a bit & then fry until golden brown for about 5 minutes, turning occasionally.

Lift the done fish nuggets out of the oil using a skimmer and allow to drain briefly on kitchen paper, then serve along with the prepared dipding sauce and a few lemon wedges. I wish you lots of fun cooking;)

Video Tutorial:

Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):

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