Fish Cuttlet

Fish Cuttlet

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"An easy savoury appetiser to make, which is the perfect accompaniment for an afternoon cup of tea. Made these Sri Lankan fiah cuttlets using Ralahami Black Pepper."

Difficulty

Easy 👌
75
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
5
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings2
32 g
raw tuna
48 g
boiled potatoes
onion
¼ cloves
garlic
¼
green chilies
¼ tsp
black peppercorns
tsp
salt
ml
lime juice
g
plain flour
egg
pinch
salt
3⅝ ml
water
breadcrumb
44 ml
vegetable oil
tbsp
olive oil

Utensils

saucepan, chopping board, knife, bowl, deep fryer, colander

  • Step 1/15

    In a saucepan filled with water, boil the potatoes and tuna fish. (The water in the pan should cover the potatoes and fish).
    • 32 g raw tuna
    • 48 g boiled potatoes
    • saucepan

    In a saucepan filled with water, boil the potatoes and tuna fish. (The water in the pan should cover the potatoes and fish).

  • Step 2/15

    To check that the potatoes are boiled, using a fork or a knife, press lightly on the potatoes and check that they are soft.

    To check that the potatoes are boiled, using a fork or a knife, press lightly on the potatoes and check that they are soft.

  • Step 3/15

    Drain the water. Unload the fish to a clean glass bowl. Peel the potatoes and Place them in a bowl.

    Drain the water. Unload the fish to a clean glass bowl. Peel the potatoes and Place them in a bowl.

  • Step 4/15

    Mash the potatoes and the fish.

    Mash the potatoes and the fish.

  • Step 5/15

    Finely slice the onion, garlic cloves and green chilies.
    • onion
    • ¼ cloves garlic
    • ¼ green chilies
    • chopping board
    • knife

    Finely slice the onion, garlic cloves and green chilies.

  • Step 6/15

    Add 2 tbsp olive oil and on medium heat, sinmer the onions, garlic and green chilies.

    Add 2 tbsp olive oil and on medium heat, sinmer the onions, garlic and green chilies.

  • Step 7/15

    When the onions begin to brown in colour, reduce to low heat and add the mashed potatoes and tuna and mix to combine well.

    When the onions begin to brown in colour, reduce to low heat and add the mashed potatoes and tuna and mix to combine well.

  • Step 8/15

    Add salt and pepper and squeeze a small piece of lime and mix to combine all the ingredients together. Set the frying pan aside and let it cool for a few minutes.
    • ¼ tsp black peppercorns
    • tsp salt
    • tbsp olive oil

    Add salt and pepper and squeeze a small piece of lime and mix to combine all the ingredients together. Set the frying pan aside and let it cool for a few minutes.

  • Step 9/15

    Take a spoonful of the fish mixture and roll to a smooth 1.5 inch diameter size balls.

    Take a spoonful of the fish mixture and roll to a smooth 1.5 inch diameter size balls.

  • Step 10/15

    Prepare the coating batter: in a bowl add the flour, egg and a pinch of salt and gradually add water to get a thick consistency.
    • ml lime juice
    • g plain flour
    • egg
    • pinch salt
    • bowl

    Prepare the coating batter: in a bowl add the flour, egg and a pinch of salt and gradually add water to get a thick consistency.

  • Step 11/15

    Coat the fish balls in the flour batter and then coat in breadcrumbs.
    • 3⅝ ml water

    Coat the fish balls in the flour batter and then coat in breadcrumbs.

  • Step 12/15

    Heat oil in a deep fryer or a deep frying wok. Drop a few breadcrumbs to see if the oil is heated; if the oil sizzles then the oil is heated.
    • breadcrumb
    • deep fryer

    Heat oil in a deep fryer or a deep frying wok. Drop a few breadcrumbs to see if the oil is heated; if the oil sizzles then the oil is heated.

  • Step 13/15

    Place 3-4 cuttlets on the oil skimmer and carefully drop them in the oil.

    Place 3-4 cuttlets on the oil skimmer and carefully drop them in the oil.

  • Step 14/15

    Make sure that the cuttlets are covered by the oil and fry them until golden brown in colour.

    Make sure that the cuttlets are covered by the oil and fry them until golden brown in colour.

  • Step 15/15

    Place tea towels in a colander. Place the cooked cuttlets in the colander, allowing them to cool.
    • colander

    Place tea towels in a colander. Place the cooked cuttlets in the colander, allowing them to cool.

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