Fish bites with chive dip

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Fish bites with chive dip
Lightly crisped haddock balls with a special yoghurt and chive dip are lovely finger foods for friends and family.

500g haddock fillet

240ml whole milk

1 large potato, large dice

1 shallot, finely sliced

50g ginger, minced

1 green chilli, small (deseeded) and finely diced

1 tsp cardamom seeds, ground

1 tsp fresh tarragon, chopped

2 tbsp flour

1 egg, beaten

100g sesame seeds, optional

200ml vegetable oil, to shallow fry

1 pinch salt

1 pinch pepper

For the chive dip

300g low fat natural yoghurt

1 tsp chopped chives

1 tsp chopped parsley

Bring to boil a pan of milk and then lower in the fish fillets.

Lower the heat to a low simmer and cook for 3 minutes.

Remove from the heat and set aside to cool. Into a clean pan strain away the liquid and set aside the fish.

Over a medium heat, place the pan containing the milk and add the diced potato.

Cook until soft. Remove from the heat and drain away the milk.

Use a bowl and tip the fish in using a fork to flake it, then add the potato, shallot, ginger, tarragon, chilli, cardamom and salt and pepper.

Mix together and shape into balls resembling a golf ball.

Into 3 separate bowls add flour, beaten egg and sesame seeds (if using) to coat the fish balls.

Dip the balls into the following order - flour, egg and seeds and repeat this until all the balls are done.

Bring a pan over a medium heat with a little vegetable oil.

Shallow-fry until they are golden.

Remove from the pan and place onto kitchen paper to drain.

Mix together the yoghurt, chives and parsley into a bowl to serve with the crisp haddock balls.


Preparation Time
20 minutes

Cooking Time
25 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Eggs, Fish, Vegetables, Oil, Bread, Spice, Seeds

Recipe Type
Entertaining, Kids Food, Snacks

Level of Difficulty


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