I had great reviews with my other fish recipe Beer Battered Fish (For Fish N'chips). But I'm always striving to improve. I did some experimenting, and this fish batter is great! Serve it with Just Too Easy Tartar Sauce, fries and coleslaw. Or make it into a fish sandwich with tartar sauce and lettuce on a bun. Either way, it's delish!
- Mix together 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup cornstarch, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
- Stir in enough club soda to make a batter about the consistency of thin pancake batter. You don't want it too thick, just thick enough to nicely coat a spoon.
- Season the batter to taste if desired with seasoning of your choice. I suggest Old Bay, Lemon Pepper seasoning, or seasoned salt. set aside.
- In another bowl, mix together remaining 1/4 cup flour and 1/4 cup cornstarch.
- Heat oil in a deep pan to 375°F Use a candy thermometer if you need to. Oil in pan should be about 3" to 4" deep.
- Cut fish into portion sizes and remove any pin bones, and pat dry.
- Dredge the fish in the dry flour/cornstarch mixture. Shake off any excess.This allows the batter to stick to the fish.
- Dip dredged fish into batter allowing any excess to drip off before carefully adding the fish to the hot oil.
- Cook the fish one or two pieces at a time until golden brown.
- Drain on paper towels or better yet, on a cake cooling rack set up over paper towels.
- Serve while hot.