fried fish with sweet and sour sauce with chips on wooden board

Sweet & sour fish: Golden twist on a fish and chips classic – Photo by Yesim Kaya: https://www.pexels.com/photo/fried-chicken-and-french-fries-on-a-wooden-chopping-board-6692148/

Sweet & sour fish: Golden twist on a fish and chips classic

If you want an iconic deep fried fish recipe, we have it for you with a sweet and sour sauce. Try our fried sweet and sour fish with your family.

fried fish with sweet and sour sauce with chips on wooden board

Sweet & sour fish: Golden twist on a fish and chips classic – Photo by Yesim Kaya: https://www.pexels.com/photo/fried-chicken-and-french-fries-on-a-wooden-chopping-board-6692148/

The classic fish and chips is an iconic dish that we all love and dream about, especially along the South African coastline. We have so many different types of fish and ways to cook them However, deep fried is one of our favourites. Fish loves a bit of sweet and tangy sauce and our fried sweet & sour fish is a great for the whole family. With a crunchy homemade batter, homemade sauce and your favourite fish, it’s a real winner.

Sweet & sour fish tips

The batter can be quite runny, so make sure to not burn when adding the fish into the hot oil. You can use the classic hake or kingklip but you can experiment with other fish of your choice. If you want to turn up the heat in your sauce, you’re welcome to add some chilies to the party. The golden batter is crunchy and the fish tender with a sweet and tangy sauce. Serve with slices of lemon, parsley as garnish and chips of course!

If you want an iconic deep fried fish recipe, we have it for you with a sweet and sour sauce. Try our fried sweet and sour fish with your family.

Sweet & Sour fish recipe

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Recipe by Gary Dunn Course: MainCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

35

minutes
Total time

55

minutes

Ingredients

  • For the batter
  • 60 g flour

  • pinch salt

  • 12,5 ml oil

  • 125 ml water

  • 2 egg whites

  • Ingredients
  • 500 g filited hake or any other fish

  • salt & pepper

  • oil for deep frying

  • 1 large lemon

  • For the sauce
  • 2 small carrots finely sliced

  • 1 small green pepper finely sliced

  • 60 g seedless raisens

  • 375 ml light stock

  • 375 ml light stock

  • 12.5 ml vinegar

  • 12,5 ml brown sugar

  • 10 ml soy sauce

  • 15 ml cornflour

  • salt and pepper

Method

  • Method for the·batter
  • Sift the flour and salt. into a bowl, mix to a smooth batter with the oil and water.
  • Beat well·and put to one side.
  • Just before required, beat the egg whites into stiff peaks·and fold into batter.
  • For the sauce
  • Place the carrot, pepper and raisins in a pan with the stock, bring to the boil and simmer until the vegetables are just tender.
  • Add the vinegar and brown sugar and soy sauce.
  • Blend the cornflour with a little water to a smooth paste and stir into the sauce.
  • Bring the sauce to the boil, stirring until thickened. Season to taste.
  • For the fish
  • Cut the fish into small squares, season with salt and pepper and dip into the batter.
  • Deep-fry the fish until golden brown and cooked, about 3 – 5 minutes.
  • Drain on absorbent paper
  • Serve the fish on a bed of rice with the sweet and sour sauce.
  • Garnish with lemon slices and parsley

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