I have been making Cameroon fish rolls(also called spring rolls) for a couple of years now and every time anyone and everyone tastes this delicacy, they always come back for more. I will save the many testimonies about how delicious the fish rolls are so that you can try it out. Despite the fact that I also accept orders to supply rolls for various occasions (weddings, christenings etc.), yet I release my Cameroon fish rolls recipe!
What you need for the dough
1kg all-purpose flour
A pinch of baking powder (less than a 1/8 teaspoon, a pinch)
A bit of yeast (less than a 1/8 teaspoon, a pinch)
3 teaspoons of sugar
2 teaspoons of salt
1 cup vegetable oil (236ml)
½ liter of lukewarm water
For the filling
3 tins of mackerel fillet in oil
1 medium sized chopped onions
¼ a cube of bouillon (Maggi)
1 small carrot (optional)
2 liters of vegetable oil for deep-frying
If you have assembled all of that, let’s proceed to see how to get it done
It is wise, to begin with, the filling.
How to make the filling:
Open the tins and drain the mackerel in a colander
Cook the chopped onions and the grated carrots for about 3-5mins
Pour in the mackerel and mix
Sprinkle some white pepper as well as the bouillon.
Allow it to cook for about 3mins, then let it cool.
While this is cooling let’s get the dough ready…
Put the flour in a bowl and throw in your salt, sugar, yeast, baking powder and mix everything
Add in the glass of vegetable oil immediately followed by some lukewarm water.
Knead thoroughly till the dough is smooth, elastic and no longer sticky! If by some means you feel the texture is too soft you could sprinkle a bit more flour.
The story is not over yet… time to do the rolls
Cut into small balls
And simply roll it out
Place in little quantities of the filling and roll on a greased board
Place the rolls on a greased tray to avoid any sticky businessOkay that done! no time to wait…
Finally deep fry on low to moderate heat until you see it turn golden brown. Remove and allow to cool.
Enjoy, Enjoy and Enjoy some more!
Kewrites tip: Eat with moderation as you can see the amount of fats involved.
*This recipe has been updated!