Fried Horse Mackerel Recipe

Horse mackerel is a blue fish that can be widely found in seas and oceans around the world. It is available at all seasons. With their tasty flavor, horse mackerel have been a cheap and common white meat protein resource.

How to Cook Horse Mackerel?

This post is about cooking horse mackerel in Blacksea and Mediterranean style. Here are the ingredients and step-by-step instructions on how to make fried horse-mackerel.


  • 1 kg. horse mackerel
  • 1 water glass of corn flour
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil

How to Fry Horse Mackerel?

1- Firstly cut off the heads. For this take the fish in your left hand. With your right thump and index finger squeze just below its head and remove the head with a curving movement. Then remove the guts by scraping with your index finger.

2- Put all the fish cleaned that way into a big bowl of water.

3- Secondly, scratch off the blood in the stomach with your thumb.

4- Put all the fish cleaned more detailed in this way in a big bowl of water.

5- Wash well and transfer to another bowl of water.

6- After washing thoroughly, re-transfer the horse mackerel fish into another bowl of water.

7- When all the blood goes away, you can transfer fish into a colander.

8- Wash under running water a few more times.

9- Add salt, mix and set aside.

10- Add half of the vegetable oil into a non-stick frying pan.

11- Coat the fish one by one with corn flour and place them on the frying pan next to each other.

12-Apply this corn flour coating and placement on the pan to all fish until all the pan covers with horse-mackarel.

13- Fry over medium heat.

14- When the bottom side becomes golden brown, close the lid and turn upside down.

15- Fry the other side exactly the same way.

16- When the bottom side becomes golden brown, close the lid and turn upside down again.

17- Transfer the fried horse mackerel directly to the serving plate from the lid.

18- Enjoy when it is hot.

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