Make battered ika

A tasty fish recipe to try!

Nā tō rourou nā taku rourou, ka ora ai te iwi — With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive



This battered ika is sure to be a whānau favourite.

You will need

Equipment: A fry pan, medium bowl, wooden spoon and spatula.

Ingredients: 2 fresh fish fillets, ½ cup flour, 1 egg, ¼ cup milk, a pinch of salt, and 4 tablespoons of oil.

What to do

  1. If needed, clean, scale, gut and fillet your ika.
  2. Break your eggs into the bowl, then add the milk and beat well.
  3. Add the flour and a pinch of salt, then beat to form a smooth batter.
  4. Heat your pan to medium, and add the oil.
  5. Wash your ringa (hands) and dip your ika into the batter, covering it thoroughly then gently shaking to remove any excess.
  6. Carefully place your battered ika into the hot pan and cook for three minutes on each side, turning with your spatula.
  7. Finally, turn off the element and serve up!

Your battered ika are now ready to enjoy.

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