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    Dad's Fish Batter

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    CHEF GRPA's Note:

    My dad got this recipe from somewhere a long, long time ago in the 20's or 30's and passed it on to Mom and she passed it on to me in the 60's. YOU Just multiply the amounts according to how much fish that you have to fry. I tried to post a photo for the recipes but the '"'powers that be''" will not let it be posted on the recipes. So I will not do any post of photos here, no recognition for it.

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    1. 1
      Sift dry ingredients.
    2. 2
      Add water and mix well. whisk until you have a smooth batter, if needed add a bit more water but do not make it too thin. (or use some beer if you like up date1968).
    3. 3
      Use to coat fish or chicken filets. (not too thick or thin on the coating).
    4. 4
      Cover the fish completely.
    5. 5
      Deep fry until a nice golden brown.
    6. 6
      SOME TIP's: If you didn't have a deep-fryer to fry the fish in, A shallow fry pan can be use, And add some oil to the pan, and I was all way surprised the batter stayed on the fish. Excellent!
    7. 7
      I did some chicken tenders, then some fresh flounder fillets, then some shrimp. It was all incredible! Next time I will make some hush puppies, and it will be just like eating at the restaurant!
    8. 8
      This really was an excellent batter. I made it up an hour before I used it as I have heard that this makes batter 'stick' better to whatever you're frying. Anyway, it stuck. Light, crisp and not greasy.
    9. 9
      For fun I tried this on onion rings and I took some sweet banana peppers and split them and removed the seeds and battered them and fried to a golden brown, excellent. I think you could batter any thing with this recipe. THANK's DAD !
    10. 10
      NOTE: After reading some of the other reviews, they stated the batter was to running. I added a 1/2 cup of corn meal to the batter, also some garlic & onion powder to taste and/or fish seasoning. I also let the fish sit in the batter for 30 minute This made the batter a bit thicker on the fish and made it stick well. My entire family loved this recipe. I am also expected to make this recipe for my neighbor. She buys the fish I cook it. We now have an awesome batter for our fish. WE all Love IT.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 18, 2012

      WORST batter i've ever seen. This may work better in a deep frier, do NOT try this in a skillet. I had more slimey batter in the garbage than stuck to the fish.

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    Nutritional Facts for Dad's Fish Batter

    Serving Size: 1 (168 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 289.7
    Calories from Fat 16
    Total Fat 1.7 g
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    Cholesterol 99.0 mg
    Sodium 389.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 21.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 43.5 g

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