Fish Nuggets

Fish nuggets are deep fried battered white fish fillets usually enjoyed as a snack or side dish and served with tartare sauce or sweet chilli sauce

When I visited the Asian grocer last weekend, I saw this bag of frozen pangasius, never had used this fish so I gave it a try. On the packet it has this photo of a dish where it is drenched in lots of chillies and oil, that’s what made me buy it and that’s what I made with half of this packet. This fish was perfect for that dish since the flesh of this seafood is quite mild and soft, drenching it in spice infused oily broth gives it more life, like tofu served with a nice sauce. Then I was left with half of the packet and was wondering what should I make out of it, since the fillets was sliced in smaller portions, similar to the size of a chicken nugget that gave me an idea of making this as a fish nugget, but instead of mashing the dish meat to a paste, I used it as a whole and seasoned, coat with a crispy batter. Think of it like a mini fish and chips but better since it has more crispier parts to it due to the ratio of batter to flesh, plus it cooks really fast. Enjoy its chips and an ice-cold drink like your favourite beer.

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Fish Nuggets

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Global


Fish nuggets are deep fried battered white fish fillets usually enjoyed as a snack or side dish and served with tartare sauce or sweet chilli sauce



  • 400 g white fish fillets, cut into small sections (I used pangasius)
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup fish sauce
  • oil for deep frying
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a bowl combine fish sauce, beaten eggs and garlic, add fish fillets then set it aside
  2. In a bowl combine cornstarch, flour, white pepper, and onion powder mix well.
  3. Grab a piece of fish then place it inside the container, dip it in the bowl with flour, roll the fish to coat it evenly, place on a separate plate. Do it with the rest of the fish.
  4. Deep fry coated fish in a preheated 180C oil in a deep fryer then cook for 3-5 minutes or until the fish is cooked and golden brown in colour.
  5. Remove from deep fryer, place in a paper towel lined platter then serve topped with freshly ground black pepper.


7 Responses

  1. Fried stuff is always very tasty and addictive. These look fingerlickingly delicious.

  2. suituapui says:

    They’re selling frozen pangasius fillet here, easily available. Maybe we can try this one of these days – my girl would love it, I’m sure.

  3. I’m not familiar with pangasius, but I do love a good white fish! Fish and chips is one of my favorites, so the idea of making a smaller version is totally calling to me. Fish nuggets is such a fun idea!

  4. sherry says:

    i love fish nuggets. how delicious!

  5. WI have never had fish nuggets (not even the ubiquitous chicken McNuggets!) – but they look amazing and would make for a wonderful appetizer, though I think of bowl of them with a salad would be a great dinner!

  6. Victorina Alice Lim says:

    how about the recipe for the dip?

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