Nigerian food is some of the best in the world with one of the tastiest cuisines. So BattaBox finds out how to cook and eat our famous “Fried Fish And Garri”.
Firstly, coat the fresh fish in flour and deep fry so it’s in a tasty batter for about five minutes. Our street chef recommends using plenty of oil and a wood fired heat.
Make sure you can hear that delicious, mouth-watering, crackling sound.
Take a big spoon and then ladle the fried fish out of the oil. But be careful the oil is hot. Nigeria food likes plenty of oil, often palm oil. This will then soften the fried fish and bones.
Fried Fish and Garri in Nigeria used to cost between 10-20 Naira, but in the recent recession, costs have gone up to over 100 Naira. But still, most fresh Lagos street food fried fish and garri will be sold out in maybe ten minutes. Plenty of customers will come when they smell the aroma.
“I like to take two pieces of fried fish and garri because I’m a BattaBox big boy who likes his Nigeria food!” says Warri Pikin.
“Things are very hard in this country o,” says one customer who has come for his Nigeria food. “So fried fish and garri is cheap and plentiful.”
Garri is a popular Nigeria food, a staple, made from cassava flakes. To make the Garri, wash it in water or milk, and then mix with sugar.
“In the current Nigerian economy, this is normal Nigeria food!” says the customer.
Do you enjoy Nigeria food? What do you think of fried fish and Garri?