Fish “pataniscas” (fried fish)

Fish "pataniscas" (fried fish) on a plate

Want to prepare an easy, fast and economical dish, try our tasty typical recipe of fish "pataniscas".

Category: Fish, Recipes, Typical Portuguese dishes
Servings:: 4
Prep Time: 15 m
Cook Time: 30 m
Total Time: 45 m
Ingredients: coriander, dogfish, eggs, flour, onion, parsley, pepper
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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


  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.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. Serve the pataniscas with tomato rice.
Fish “pataniscas” (fried fish)
Nutrition facts
Serves 4
Per Serving:
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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