Fish ‘pataniscas’ (fried fish)

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 45m
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Want to prepare an easy, fast and economical dish, try our tasty typical recipe of fish ‘pataniscas’.

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  • 2 dogfish steaks (about 400 grams (14 ounces))
  • Parsley (to taste)
  • 1 medium onion
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 125 grams (1 cup) all-purpose flour with yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small onion to cook the fish
  • 1 bunch of coriander
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Vegetable oil for frying


    Step 1

    1. Place the fish in a saucepan with water seasoned with salt, a small onion and a bunch of coriander. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to medium heat and simmer about 10 minutes. When the fish is cooked, drain it with the help of a skimmer and place on a plate. Remove the skin and the bones and flake it with a fork. Reserve the cooking water.

    Step 2

    1. In a bowl, dissolve the flour and the pepper in a little of the fish cooking water. Stir, add the shredded fish with the chopped parsley, chopped onion, the egg and a little salt. Mix everything and rectify the seasoning if necessary (if the dough is too liquid, add a little more flour).

    Step 3

    1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, add small portions of the dough with the help of a tablespoon and fry on both sides. Once fried, place them on a platter over absorbent paper.

    Step 4

    1. Serve the pataniscas with tomato rice.

Fish 'pataniscas' (fried fish) | Food From Portugal

Fish ‘pataniscas’ (fried fish)

Nutrition facts per serving (4 servings)

Calories: 320

Total Fat: 10 g(15%)

Saturated Fat: 2 g(10%)

Cholesterol: 135 mg(45%)

Sodium: 330 mg(14%)

Total Carbohydrate: 34 g(11%)

Protein: 25 g

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