Fish Chicharrón - Easy and Delicious Recipe

The Fish cracklings It is a typical dish of Peru, and in the city of Tumbes it is considered one of its most emblematic dishes. It is part of the preparations where the aim is to vary the cooking of the fish a little and give the meat a little more texture. It is a very attractive and tempting dish for adults and children, it is usually served as a main dish accompanied by an exquisite Creole sauce and yucca or French fries.

  1. How to make fish crackling
  2. Fish crackling recipe
    1. Ingredients
    2. Preparation
    3. Tips or secrets to prepare fish crackling

How to make fish crackling

The key to a good fish crackling is to choose a good fish fillet, preferably white meat. To season it you will only need salt, pepper, cumin and a little parsley.

And to achieve that wonderful crust, eggs, cornstarch and flour are required, where each piece of fish will be bathed and covered, to finally fry them in abundant vegetable oil.

Fish crackling recipe

Prepare this delicious recipe that we bring to you today. You will see how with a good fresh fish and a few ingredients you can create a wonderful dish, which no one can resist. Let's see the simple steps.

Kitchen: Peruvian
portions: 4 people
calories: 460 calories
Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 min
Total: 40min


  • 1 kilo of fish
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cornstarch
  • ½ cup of flour
  • juice of two lemons
  • vegetable oil c/n
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon coriander


  1. The first thing you should do is prepare the fish. Cut the fillets into small pieces, cut them in the form of elongated dice.
  2. Season the fish, place the fish in a bowl and add the salt, pepper, lemon juice and coriander. Let macerate for a while.
  3. On the other hand, beat the eggs and place it in a wide mouth container.
  4. Make a mixture with cornstarch and flour. Put it in another wide-mouth container.
  5. Immediately go passing each piece of fish, first through the egg and then through the mixture of flour and cornstarch.
  6. Heat a pan with plenty of oil and fry the fish until golden brown on both sides.
  7. Remove the pieces and place them on absorbent paper to remove excess oil.
  8. Serve and accompany them with the sauce of your choice, it can be mayonnaise, Creole sauce, tartar or chili sauce. As a side dish you can add a fresh salad, yucca or French fries.

Tips or secrets to prepare fish crackling

  • Try to use a vegetable oil so it doesn't change the flavor of the fish coating.
  • The fish must be fresh and the pieces cannot be so small, since during cooking they could lose their structure.
  • If you want you can season the eggs with salt and a little cumin.

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