Crispy Batter for Chicken or Fish

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READY IN: 17mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oil in a deep fryer or large cast iron skillet. You'll want at least a couple inches deep of oil in the skillet. The oil should be heated to 325°F A frying thermometer is usful in keeping the oil at a constant temperature.
  • Prepare your chicken or fish by cutting into thin strips, about 1/2 thick; the width is not critical. Pat dry with a paper towel.
  • In a shallow quart container, whisk together the dry ingredients well. Stir in the water and whisk until very smooth.
  • Using tongs, dip the fish or chicken pieces into the batter, covering LIGHTLY, and letting some batter drip off.
  • Immediately place the fish or chicken in the preheated oil. Fry to a deep golden brown, turning once. This should take a total of 5 to 7 minutes, depending on the thickness of the pieces. Remove one piece and cut into it to check for doneness.
  • Drain on fresh paper toweling and keep warm in a low oven till serving time - or serve immediately!
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