Nigerian Fish Rolls

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Nigerian Fish Rolls is a deep fried crunchy Nigerian snack made with flour, margarine, eggs and baking powder, and then filled with mashed spiced fish. 
I love easy recipes and this is just one of my favorite Nigerian snacks; easy to prepare and simply's the recipe :)

If you like videos, this is detailed video on How to make Nigerian Fish Rolls 

Nigerian Fish rolls ingredients:
 For the Fish rolls dough/pastry:
*350 grams Flour
*100 grams margarine
*1 raw egg

*1 teaspoonful baking powder
*1/2  teaspoonful salt
*1/2 cup water (or enough to get a  smooth, firm dough)
For the Nigerian Fish Rolls Filling: 
  *Fresh mackerel fish
 *Vegetable oil for frying

 Nigerian Fish Rolls Making Directions:

*First, season the fresh fish with a little salt and fry  lightly in hot oil; then remove the bones and mash well.

*In a bowl , add the flour, salt, baking powder and margarine;Mix well , add the egg and mix thoroughly.

*Now, add the water bit by bit, and knead the dough until you get a smooth but firm dough.

*Next, place the dough on a flat board/table and cut out a bit. Using a rolling pin, roll out the small dough until it's flat and then cut to form a rectangular shape.

*Now add the mashed fish and fold/roll the dough. Keep rolling it until you get the length you desire.

*Heat the oil until hot (not smoking hot) and fry the fish rolls on low heat until it's crusty and brown.

*Now the fish rolls are ready...Enjoy!

Nigerian Fish Rolls are a big favorite and usually eaten on its own as a snack or enjoyed with a chilled or hot drink.

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by Nky Lily Lete


  1. Replies
    1. Yes dear, but the authentic Nigerian fish rolls is fried.. the oil actually gives it a distinct taste :)

  2. chikodili7:19:00 AM

    I tried it yeepeee... thanks for all the great recipes

    1. lol...I feel your excitement're welcome :)

  3. Anonymous2:43:00 PM

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  5. Replies
    1. 1/2 cup water (or enough to get a smooth, firm dough)

  6. Anonymous11:50:00 AM

    I have tried it but it sock oil what will do.

    1. You have to fry a little at a time and in very hot oil.

  7. Anonymous4:14:00 AM

    Hi lily,thanks 4 a 9ice work,pls can I spice up d fish?if yes, pls explain how to me. thank uoooooo!

  8. Anonymous4:15:00 AM

    Hi lily,thanks 4 a 9ice work,pls can I spice up d fish?if yes, pls explain how to me. thank uoooooo!

    1. You can spice it up by marinating with your spice of choice before frying the fish.

    2. Anonymous5:01:00 AM

      i was thinking you may not need to spice up the fish, cos somehow over spiced fish may just make you get tired of eating it....but a lil salt and pepper on is ok though

    3. If the fish is going to be used for this fish roll recipe, she can marinate it with mashed seasoning cube without over spicing.

  9. Anonymous5:00:00 AM

    just tried this, it was really nice but i found that the salt in the dough was too much, and i didn't use all the half tablespoon, is it possible you made a mistake and wrote table spoon instead of teaspoon...... apart from that it was really yummy. reminded me of primary school days when i buy this outside.....thanks

    1. Thanks for your feedback dearie.
      As for the salt, mine wasn't salty, but since all salts are not made the same way, I bet I'll have to reduce the one in the recipe to suit most palate.
      Thanks for the insight.

  10. Anonymous4:06:00 PM

    please can you send me recipe for chap man t
    thank you

  11. Anonymous3:49:00 PM

    please can i use 500g butter for 1kg flour. thanks

    1. Anonymous2:43:00 PM

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  12. Anonymous10:58:00 AM

    hmm tried it, though d taste was ok but dont know how I got it wrong,everytin keep opening up inside d hot oil n d fish feeling scattered out in d oil,plz how do i roll it well without d ending mouth opening again.Thanks for ur effort dear

  13. Anonymous9:39:00 AM

    Pls how much baking powder is needed for 2 milk cups?

    1. 1 leveled teaspoon baking powder

  14. Anonymous2:20:00 PM

    Can I use the sausage roll dough?

  15. Anonymous2:25:00 PM

    Can I use the sausage roll dough?

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  17. Anonymous9:06:00 PM

    Pls hw many tablespoons gives u 100g margarine?

  18. Anonymous12:36:00 AM

    How many tablespoons will give me 50g of sugar and margarine. Tanks u ma

  19. Anonymous7:40:00 AM

    Do you know how I can achieve a soft fish roll after it has been fried? sometimes i like it when it is soft, not crunchy

  20. this is great am so happy that I can prepare most of these foods without my wife's assistance, God bless you teacher Nky

  21. Anonymous10:25:00 PM

    But what is the difference between fish pie and fish roll

  22. please oh. how else can you melt butter without using the microwave oven cos am a student. cant afford that right now

  23. damihlorlar4:07:00 PM

    Enter your sugar added when making fishroll

  24. Anonymous9:32:00 PM

    Pls can I add a little bit of sugar?

  25. Tanks a bunch NKY av learnt a lot here.

  26. Can I use meat as the filling instead


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