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spicy fish pancakes


spicy fish pancakes

RECIPE: spicy fish pancakes

Sheer delight: pancakes. spice. fish with a story. recipe by chef margot janse. 


Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 5–10 minutes

Works well with: any Fish With A Story

Quick eats, Leftovers


1 cup diced Fish With A Story, cooked or raw 

¾ cup flour

1 cup water

2 eggs

1 large spring onion, thinly sliced

1 jalapeño, thinly sliced

salt & pepper

chilli paste, optional



sesame seeds

lime/lemon halves


  1. Make a smooth batter by whisking the flour, water and eggs.

  2. Add the fish , spring onion and jalapeño.

  3. Season with salt and pepper and some of your favourite chilli paste (to taste).

  4. Heat some oil in a non-stick pan and add enough batter to the pan for 1 pancake. Lower the heat, cover with a lid and leave for 2–3 minutes. Turn the pancake over and cook for 1 minute on the other side. Slide onto a warm plate and make the rest of the pancakes.

  5. Scatter with coriander, mint and toasted sesame seeds. Serve with lime/lemon halves.



Recipe credit:
Chef Margot Janse


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