Crunchy Batter Fried Fish (No Beer)

Crunchy Batter Fried Fish (No Beer) created by a_kenney

I had great reviews with my other fish recipe recipe #104409. But I'm always striving to improve. I did some experimenting, and this fish batter is great! Serve it with recipe #104661, fries and coleslaw. Or make it into a fish sandwich with tartar sauce and lettuce on a bun. Either way, it's delish!

Ready In:
30mins
Serves:
Units:

ingredients

  • 2 lbs cod (fresh or frozen and thawed)
  • 1 14 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 12 cup cornstarch, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 16 ounces club soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt (plus seasoning of your choice..Old Bay, Lemon Pepper etc)
  • oil (for frying)

directions

  • 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.
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"I had great reviews with my other fish recipe recipe #104409. But I'm always striving to improve. I did some experimenting, and this fish batter is great! Serve it with recipe #104661, fries and coleslaw. Or make it into a fish sandwich with tartar sauce and lettuce on a bun. Either way, it's delish!"
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  1. JianJun H.
    Family loved it. I used lemon lime flavored soda drink because that's what I had. Could add a little bit more salt to off set the extra sugar in the soda water. But it was crunchy. I used the extra batter to make onion rings.
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  2. Terrance W.
    Recipe turned out great. I actually used tilapia. Fish was soo flaky
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  3. THYSAGA
    Wow so in love with this recipe!! Turned out just like the fish and chips you would get from a restaurant and super easy too. I used Perrier and it worked well. I didn't add any seasoning but it was just perfect the way it was :) Will make it again for sure yumm!
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  4. Philadelphia P.
    If I don’t have club soda or beer what else can I use for the batter ? Milk ? Water ??
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  5. Linda Lee
    Can I substitute the club soda for beer?
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