The Hake is a white fish, easily digestible and also contains many proteins, minerals and fewer calories. Therefore, it is a very important and fundamental source of nutrition in our diet. One of the simplest ways to cook it, which is often liked by young and old, is breaded. Also, you can prepare this fish in the morning and eat it a few hours later. Here in this article, we give you the recipe to prepare battered hake.
- Hake (3 slices per person/adult).
- Olive oil.
Steps to follow to make this recipe:
- You must first wash the fish well and let the water disappear. Put it on a colander or with a kitchen paper to absorb the excess water. It is important that you do not skip this step because if the hake has water, it will cook instead of frying, so it is best to let it drain for about 15 minutes.
- In a frying pan, pour oil in quantity and put it to heat. When the oil is very hot, that’s when you should start frying the hake slices. We recommend that the slices are not very thin because they would break and remain crumbs, nor that they are not very thick, because then the fish will not fry. Tell the fishmonger that the slices are going to be fried and the fishmonger will know how to cut the slices.
- In a bowl, put two eggs and beat them. Reserve this part to make the batter a little later. In another plate, pour four or five tablespoons of flour that will also be used for the batter.
- Take a slice of hake and salt and pepper it on both sides. Pass it with the help of a fork through the flour. Do not forget that the flour should cover both sides, but without overdoing it. Sprinkle the excess flour so that the fish does not lose its flavor when you fry it.
- Next, pass the slice of hake through the egg, turn it over and make sure that the egg is impregnated on both sides. When the oil is hot, fry the battered hake slices.
- Let it fry for about 3-4 minutes, over medium heat, until the flour is golden brown. Flip it over to fry it equally on both sides and voila! You can now serve it on a tray and accompany it with any rich garnish. A safe bet are: fried peppers, rice or salad.