Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
Fish tacos - people either love em or hate em. But the people who hate em have never tried them -- Take a chance. I think you'll find these really nice (and pretty easy). Enjoy!
- 3⁄4 cup flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- salt & pepper, as you like
- 1 egg yolk
- 4 -6 ounces beer (any type truly works)
- oil (for frying)
- 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
- 1⁄2 lime
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 (8 ounce) bag coleslaw mix
- 1 lb white fish (tilapia works well, have even used large mounth bass we caught!)
- steamed flour tortilla
- lime, for squeezing
- Get batter ingredients together. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, spices, beer and egg yolk. If the mixture is too thick, feel free to add a bit more beer, but don't let it get watery -- it should be plenty thick to coat the fish. Certainly feel free to drink the rest of the can!
- Cover the batter and let sit in fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight. As a variation, you can whip the residual egg white into a thick froth and fold in just before you dip fish -- no waste - makes for a lighter batter.
- Heat oil to 375 or so. In a separate bowl, mix mayo, cilantro, and enough lime juice to make it "saucy". Slice the avocado and open coleslaw mix.
- Cut fish into portions that will fit well in a taco after you fry them. (I use frozen tilapia fillets - cut down middle).
- Once oil is hot, dip fish in batter and get well coated. Cook 1 or 2 slices at a time - drop a slice into oil while batter is still dripping off and fry for about 4-5 minutes - turning half way through. While fish is cooking, go ahead and steam the tortillas (microwave between 2 wet papertowels works).
- You are done! Grab a steamed tortilla, add a pice of fish, a couple of slices of avocado, sprinkle on some cabbage mix and add sauce to taste. You can also squeeze a little lime juice just at the end.