200 grams of fish filet,mashed (boiled in water with salt and pepper)
1 cup of water from the boiled fish
2 cups of flour
1tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp of pepper
3 cloves of garlic,minced
3 tbsp of minced onion
3 tbsp of minced red bell pepper
3 tbsp of minced scallion/onion leaves
oil for frying
How to make Fishball with Manong Sauce:
Mix flour and baking powder together.
In a bowl or food processor, mix all the ingredients and stir well until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and set aside the mixture for 30 minutes.
Dip/wet a spoon in a glass of water, scoop some fishball mix/batter and make a ball in your palm by the help of the spoon.
Deep fry the first fish ball batter in a low heat until the color turn into light brown. Taste it first and adjust the taste of the mixture or batter before frying the next batch .
You can make a perfect round/circle fish balls by forming it in your palm. Use extra flour if the batter will stick into your hands. If you want to save some of the fish balls for later use, you can boil them in a boiling water and keep it in your freezer. Defroze them later and fry.
Use sweet and sour sauce for dip or make a Filipino style fish ball brown sauce.
Filipino Style Fish ball Brown Sauce
1 tsp vinegar
3 tbsp soya sauce
5 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp of cornstarch diluted in 1/2 cup of water
1 cup water
1 tbsp minced onion
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp minced chili
Mix all the ingredients in a pan and bring to boil. Stir constantly.
You can add minced chili,minced onions and minced garlic if you like a spicy sauce.
(Adjust the ingredients according to the taste you like).
Photo by: Kristine Cinco