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Battered Russians
Battered Russians

Deep-fried until crispy and golden brown, these #JustDelicious Battered Russians are served with a sweet potato pickle flavoured with tequila, lime, sugar and garlic, then topped with a fiery, aromatic ginger mayo.



Battered Russians


500 g

Eskort Smoked Russians


flour for coating



250 ml

self-raising flour

125 ml

corn starch

15 ml

baking powder

350 ml

ice cold water

5 ml

cayenne pepper

Sweet potato pickle



sweet potatoes, thinly sliced

1 clove


60 ml

spring onion, chopped


lime, zest and juice

60 ml


30 ml

olive oil

5 ml

coarse salt

30 ml


45 ml

castor sugar


salt & pepper to taste

Ginger mayo


125 ml


10 ml

fresh ginger root


Battered Russians

  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together self-raising flour, corn starch, baking powder, ice cold water and cayenne pepper until a smooth batter forms and place in the fridge to rest for 15 minutes.

  • Lightly coat the Russians with flour and dip in batter.

  • Deep fry until golden and crispy.

Sweet potato pickle

  • Thinly slice the sweet potatoes.

  • Finely chop the garlic and spring onion.

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the zest and juice of 1 lime, tequila, olive oil, salt, vinegar, castor sugar, salt and pepper.

  • Add the sweet potato, garlic and chopped spring onion and mix together.

  • Store the pickle in a jar in the fridge for no longer than a week.

Ginger Mayo

  • Finely grate a small piece of ginger root and squeeze out the juice, either through a sieve or clean kitchen cloth.

  • Mix the ginger juice with your mayonnaise and store in the fridge.


Top your golden deep-fried Russians with the sweet potato pickle and serve with ginger mayo on the side.

Recipe Meal Types: - Lunch - Entertaining - Entertaining
The following product can be used with this recipe:
Eskort Russians

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