Beer-battered pollock bites

Beer-battered pollock bites

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins

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Serves 4
What better way to prove that pollock is the new cod than by giving it the most classic British treatment? Mushy peas optional!

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving (4 people)

  • kcal600
  • fat43g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs31g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein21g
  • salt0.53g
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  • 400g pollock, fillets, skinned and cut into bite-size chunks
  • sunflower or vegetable oil
  • lime wedges, to serve



    The same shape, but smaller than…

For the batter

  • 200g plain flour
  • ½ tsp golden caster sugar
  • 330ml bottle full-bodied beer (any type)

For the dipping sauce

  • 6 tbsp good-quality mayonnaise
  • juice 1 lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • handful coriander leaves, chopped


  1. First make the sauce by mixing all the ingredients together, then set aside. In a large bowl, make the batter by tipping the flour, sugar and some salt and pepper into a bowl, then gradually whisking in the beer until smooth.

  2. Heat the oil in a deep fryer or heat about 5cm of oil in a wok until a drop of batter sizzles and crisps up quickly. Dredge a few chunks of fish in the batter, then deep-fry for 3-4 mins until golden. Remove, using a slotted spoon, then drain on kitchen paper. Repeat until all the fish is used. Serve the fish with the sauce for dipping and lime wedges for squeezing over.

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14th May, 2008
This is a lovely recipe that the whole family can enjoy. Not sure about the sugar but added teaspoon seemed to work ok.
8th Apr, 2008
Why does the batter need to have sugar in it?? I've made beer batter before & didn't put sugar in. It's adding unecessary calories!
25th Apr, 2017
i take it your having a laugh if not the laugh is on you.
5th Apr, 2008
These pollack bites taste great. And this is a really easy recipe. My 2 year old also loves these. No more cod for us!
4th Apr, 2008 The recipe above suggests a pinch of sugar.. hope that helps!


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