Arthur Treacher's Fish

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  • Dip moistened fish pieces evenly but lightly in the flour.
  • Dust off any excess flour and allow pieces to air dry on waxed paper, about 5 minutes.
  • Whip the pancake mix with the club soda to the consistency of buttermilk-- pourable, but not too thin and not too thick.
  • Beat in the onion powder and seasoned salt.
  • Dip floured fillets into batter and drop into 425F oil in heavy saucepan using meat thermometer.
  • Brown about 4 minutes per side.
  • Arrange on cookie sheet in 325F oven until all pieces have been fried.

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  1. This was great. It truly was like the Arthur Treacher's I remember from the 70's. One comment I would like to make though is that even though I used 3 pounds of fish I had enough batter left over to coat another 10 pounds. Next time I will use one cup of soada and one cup of bisquick. Lovely fish though and it went particularly well with the Chip Shop Curry Sauce.
  2. Everyone needs to know how GOOD this fish is!!! They cook up so nice and crisp. I used fresh halibut filets. Thanks for this recipe!
  3. Wow.. this was delicious. It's just the taste I've been longing for. I used to LOVE Arthur Treacher's fish... yumm... with the malt vinegar or tartar sauce!... This batter really puffed up when it hit the fryer. I used cod fish fillets and they were really good. I always have canned seltzer in the fridge. Did you know that if you substitute seltzer for some of the liquid in your pancakes or biscuits it makes them lighter and fluffier? Try it.
  4. This was great! I cut the recipe in half and used cod filets. Just terrific! Thanks!
  5. I really liked this recipe. I got it too thick when I scaled it down and I had to thin it down quite a bit. I still think it was too thick or my crappie wasn't a hearty enough fish for a thick batter. The taste, however, was excellent. Will try it with catfish and see how that turns out.


  1. I have never heard of a Arthur Treacher's, but I thought I would try this out. It was a good recipe, although I cut it down to 1/3rd and used beer instead of club soda as that was the only fizzy I had on hand. It was a great recipe though, and I will definately be making again.


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