Delicious Fried Dilis from Elber’s Food Products Located at Santiago City, Isabela, Philippines 3311

Crispy Fried Dilis is a perfect delicious appetizer and pulutan of many Filipinos. Through wrapping the fish in a cornstarch mixture and deep frying, the tiny fish or dilis are made crisp.

Dilis are small, common saltwater forage fish used as human food and fish bait in the Engraulidae family. In the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans, there are 144 species in 17 genera. Usually, Dilis are classified as oily fish. Because of a silver longitudinal stripe running from the base of the caudal fin, they are small, green fish with blue reflection. They range in adult length from 2 centimeters (0.79 in) to 40 centimeters (16 in) and the body shape is variable, with slimmer fish in northern populations.

It’s easy to make this dried fish snack! Simply toss these easy-to-find ingredients together then cook it with the dried fish and voila! A fast and unbelievably tasty snack that can double as your favorite breakfast

Recipe of Fried Dilis


  • 1/2 lb dilis, rinsed and pat dry
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/6 tsp ground pepper
  • cooking oil for frying

Fried Dilis