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How do you pan fry mackerel?

(8 Posts)
stirling Sat 29-Apr-17 21:47:20

Kids and I love eating mackerel at the local Japanese. Its pan fried and quite crispy though don't think it's deep fried.
Can anyone tell me how to achieve this without stinking the whole house out for centuries?
I watched a YouTube on Japanese cooking video where the frypan was cleverly lined with foil before oil added, I tried it. No smell, but the fillets were almost "steamed" - no crispness. Plus they stuck to the foil.

Any tips? Thanks

Natsku Sat 29-Apr-17 21:50:24

I think you just have to accept that you'll stink the place out and put the extractor fan on its highest setting.

Been frying zander this evening and the smell is still lingering!

stirling Sat 29-Apr-17 22:38:40

Oh dear...thanks

stirling Sun 30-Apr-17 22:05:24

Anyone else pan fried mackerel to success?

Eatingcheeseontoast Sun 30-Apr-17 22:09:52

BBQ it?

stirling Sun 30-Apr-17 22:15:55

Yes that would eliminate the smell problem... Haven't got one though!

cdtaylornats Sun 30-Apr-17 22:52:02

Put a lid on the frying pan or use a wok with a lid, hard fry skin side down, the fleshy side with effectively steam

stirling Sun 30-Apr-17 22:54:16

Ok! Will try wok plus lid - thank you!

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