Fried Fish: How to transform it into a healthy option?

One of Malaga's most popular dishes is the tasty fried fish known as "pescaíto frito". Now, although it is an extremely appetising dish, it is normal to feel guilty after eating it. Especially because fried food is often labelled as "unhealthy". In fact, if you go to a bar you may not even know what oil they use, let alone how much of it has been reused. For these reasons, in this article you can find out about different recommendations so that you can cook this food in a healthy way.

Tips when cooking fried fish

Choose a healthy oil

The best oil to use when cooking fried fish is extra virgin olive oil, and if it is organic, even better. This is because most of the oils you can find on the market lose their properties when heated and oxidise. However, olive oil can withstand up to 200°C without suffering any alterations. In short, it can withstand much higher temperatures than other oils.

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Quantity of oil to be used

It is important that the pieces of fish are completely submerged and covered with oil. This will ensure even cooking. In addition, it is essential to place enough oil to prevent the fish from sticking to the bottom of the pan, spoiling the frying.

Cooking temperature

It is important that the frying is done at about 180° C, in order to obtain a fish that is crispy on the outside and at the same time juicy on the inside. Otherwise, if the oil is not properly heated, the batter will absorb more oil and the final dish will be greasier. On the other hand, if the oil is too hot, the fish will brown very quickly on the outside, but the inside will not be cooked through.


Keep in mind that it is best to fry the fish in batches for faster cooking. Also, when you remove the fish pieces, let them rest on absorbent paper towels. This way you can remove the excess oil.

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Healthy batter

If you want to make this food even more of a choice healthyYou can consider coating fried fish in wholemeal breadcrumbs, oatmeal, wholemeal flour or quinoa.

Finally, so that you can prepare a tasty fried fish, remember that in our shop in Malaga you can find different types of fried fish. FROZEN FISH such as, for example, roselle or caella. Click here to enter the shop.

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Pescados y Congelados Guerrero

A Malaga-based fresh and frozen food distribution and production group with more than 50 years in the sector.

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