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This is SOOOOOO good!!! I wish there was more than 5 stars!!!!! I've made this batter several times. I added 1/4 c. cornstarch to the dredge flour...(have NO idea where I got the from, but it does work!) & I doubled the salt in the batter. One bottle of beer is perfect!!!
Tonite, I deep fried a pound of cod, made onion rings & battered mushrooms, too....gonna try some deep fried WI cheese curds, next time!!!!!
This was my first time making battered fish and it was definetly a hit! I fed my fiance' and brother and both ate so much they "had to go lay down".. They told me to make sure I kept this recipe around! I added 1/4 cup of cornstarch to the 1/2 cup of flour like another review said and it was perfect. Thank you for this recipe!
Made this today for dinner. Used pollack. Fish was great, really easy and very light crisp. I used 3/4 cup flour and 1/4 corn starch. The next time I make it I will use a little more salt. Makes a lot of batter. Made onion rings. Really Good!. Will make again. Make sure you have a lot of paper towels to drain oil from food.
Made this many times, exactly as listed. I love it, hubby loves it and two picky kids love it.
I'm giving this 5 stars because I know my problem was I got the batter too thin. I followed the instructions about how thin it should be, but didn't get it right. Even though that was the case, the batter fried up very crispy and tasted wonderful. I'll be using this again and just using a bit less beer. (Make the batter a bit thicker then test fry a piece before you drink the rest of the beer:)
I tried this recipe for dinner today and the hubby was VERY impressed. I used cod and it was delicious. I used 1/4 cup of cornstarch as another reviewer suggested and made sure the oil was at 375. It came out crispy and light...just like the restaurants do it. It was fast, very easy and not at all complicated. I'll be making this again, for sure!
Amazing...The best.Delicate and crispy...look no further for THE BEST fish.I did mix the flour with 1/4 cup cornstarch which may have helped make it so crispy
Man I'm losing it, I swear I've reviewed this recipe before (this is the second time in a week!). Took me a while to find it, but it's so good I couldn't quit looking till I did. This is the perfect batter for real fish and chips, not the crap the sell in restaurants most places outside of the northeast and Michigan. Thanks so much for posting, I've been fiending every since we moved 8 years ago!
So good! I also used 1/2 cornstarch for tempura-like crispiness, and used half again more flour/cornstarch than was called for; my batter was very watery without it. We had fish & fried button mushrooms w/ ranch dressing and they were light, crispy & delicious. Tomorrow I'm going to use the leftover batter on zucchini cubes. Thanks : )
Fabulous! Big hit with hubby and he said it's better than some restaurants. Thank you!