Beer Battered Hake

The bubbles in the beer makes the batter light and gives it extra body and crunch. If you want, you can substitute the beer with soda water instead.

Serves 2

20 min


150 g cake flour, sifted
200 ml beer
a pinch of salt and pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. paprika
1 egg white, whisked to stiff peaks
4 fillets of hake
1 cup cake flour, extra
1 bottle sunflower oil, for frying


  1. Combine all the batter ingredients, except for the egg white and whisk until mixed through and lump-free.

  2. Fold in the stiff egg white and set the batter aside.

  3. Pour the oil in a heavy base pot and heat up – be careful you don’t burn it!

  4. When the oil is hot, dip the hake fillets in the flour then in the batter.

  5. Carefully place the battered fish in the hot oil.

  6. Deep fry until golden brown and crispy

  7. Drain on kitchen paper and serve with lemon wedges and chips or salad.