Delicacies with tartar sauce

  • 2 persons
  • cooking time: 30
  • difficulty


  • 1 cod fillet, deep-frozen
  • 80 g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100 ml sparkling water
  • ½ shallot
  • ¼ bunch parsley
  • 60 ml mayonnaise
  • 15 g capers
  • 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper

How to prepare

Cod crispy fried in dough and out comes the perfect treat! And what completes this classic perfectly is homemade tartar sauce.


  • 1 Defrost the cod in the packaging in the refrigerator.
  • 2 Heat the oil in a pan (or deep fryer) to 180°C.
  • 3 Remove the cod from the packaging. Pat cod dry on both sides. Divide the cod in half. Salt on both sides and set aside.
  • 4 Mix flour, baking powder and half a teaspoon of salt in a bowl.
  • 5 Stir with a whisk and add the sparkling water in the meantime until a uniform dough is formed. Then place the dough in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes.
  • 6 Chop the shallot finely. Chop parsley finely.
  • 7 Mayonnaise with capers, shallot, parsley and juice ½ Mix lemon in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • 8 Take the dough out of the fridge and roll the cod in it.
  • 9 Fry the cod for 6-8 minutes until golden brown. To make the fish slightly crispy, halfway through, spread an extra spoon of batter on the cod.
  • 10 Remove the cod from the pan and let it drip off on kitchen paper.
  • 11 Serve the cod with the sauce and a lemon wedge.

Icelandic Cod fillet