Crisp Batter for Deep Frying Fish Etc.

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This recipe produces a nice crisp outside to deep fried fish. For best results cook fish in oil preheated to 375°F. Fry fish for 3-5 minutes depending on the size of the chunks. The same goes for how many pieces this recipe will coat I say enough fish for 4 but it depends on serving size


  1. Combine the cornstarch, vinegar & flour.
  2. Add just enough water to make a thick batter.
  3. Add baking powder to the batter.
  4. Stir to mix--do not beat.


Most Helpful

I'm not going to rate this with stars yet, because I'm really new at battered fried fish... This really didnt work for me and Im really not sure what Im doing wrong.. I plan to make this again to figure out where I went wrong, but this time it didnt work out at all. The batter got like a hard chewy, not a nice crisp batter, and it didnt get a nice golden color, instead was a really bland whitish yellow color. If you have any suggestions for me, please let me know. Thanks.

love4culinary April 06, 2003

I can surely understand why you have 5 stars on this one it is excellent and simple. I used it once without the vinegar and still got excellent results on prawns and tilapia fish,I added a little grape oil and had great results thank you. S.

sordfleming February 26, 2008

Very good batter...good with veggies too

chefnini July 16, 2005

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