Perfect Batter for Fish

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READY IN: 53mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • TO PREPARE FISH:
  • In a bowl, mix together lemon juice and cold water.
  • Remove skin from fish and discard.
  • Cut fish into desired size.
  • Place fish in lemon/water and wash well.
  • Remove from water and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place in refrigerator to chill while preparing batter.
  • TO PREPARE BATTER:
  • In a small bowl, add luke warm water and sprinkle yeast over.
  • Cover and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes until dissolved and frothy.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl, mix together flour, salt and sugar.
  • Make a well in the center.
  • Add dissolved yeast, oil and 2/3's of the beer.
  • Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
  • Now stir in the remainder of beer and mix well.
  • Let batter stand, coverred, in a warm place for 30 to 35 minutes until it has thickened and becomes frothy.
  • Prepare deep fryer using a vegetable oil; heat to 375 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, whip egg white until soft peaks form.
  • Fold egg white into refrigerated batter.
  • In a bowl, mix together 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon of white pepper.
  • Dry fish on paper towelling.
  • Coat fish in seasoned flour patting the fish so that it is evenly coated.
  • Shake off any excess flour.
  • Using a fork, dip coated fish in batter and let excess batter drip off.
  • Carefully lower one or two pieces of fish into hot oil and deep fry for about 2 minutes until crisp and golden brown; turning fish once. Continue cooking the remaining fish pieces.
  • Serve with a tartar sauce.
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