Fesikh or Fessekh is a type of salted mullet that is dried and put in coarse salt for fifteen days or more until it acquires a silver color and a distinctive smell.

It is fried, as it is eaten in some Arab countries, especially Palestine, on the first days of Eid al-Fitr and after  Ramadan as an appetizer after fasting a whole month.

It is usually served along with green onions, pita bread, and herring during Sham Al Nessim, which is an Egyptian celebration held yearly in the spring.

During that day, Egyptians go out and enjoy the beautiful weather, and they never skip Feseekh!