Sprats in Horseradish Batter

Good for you, the seas and your pocket!

This is a great new recipe that we’ve put together as part of the Fish Fight Campaign that is encouraging us to eat a wider range of sustainable fish and trying to change EU policy regarding the practise of discarding large amounts of good fish. A big thanks to Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall for spearheading this fantastic cause!

Please, please join the campaign here.


Fresh sprats, gutted & cleaned

Seasoned flour for dusting

Sunflower oil for deep-frying

200g Self raising flour
Salt & Pepper to season
2 tsp Horseradish Sauce
Sparkling water to mix


  1. Mix the flour, salt & pepper and horseradish in a bowl.
  2. Whisk in enough sparkling water to bring the batter to a thick cream consistency.
  3. Dip each sprat first in the seasoned flour, then in the batter.
  4. Deep fry, turning if necessary to ensure an even crisp cooking.
  5. Serve with hand-made oven chip and Tartare Sauce.


P.S. Did we ask you to sign up at www.FishFight.net?



  1. This recipe looks good, I think I will try it next month. One concern though is I don’t have an electric deep fat fryer, is it still considered unsafe to deep fry in a pan?

    • We don’t have a fryer either, we used a saucepan no more than 1/3 full of oil. This tasted so much nicer than shallow frying previously…..

      Do resist deep frying chips, oven baked potato wedges in olive oil is much healthier!


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