Monday, January 21, 2013

Crispy Beer Battered Fish

This is the perfect recipe for beer battered fish. This was my first attempt in making it and it was a definite success. It was perfect and delicious! My husband topped his with vinegar and salt while I dipped it in ketchup (I am a kid at heart you know.). I also chose to use cod, which I think tasted perfect. This is an easy dinner dish that won't disappoint.

Crispy Beer Battered Fish
from Babble

3/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided
1 lb cod, sole or haddock fillets
1/2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning (optional)
1/4 tsp baking soda pinch salt
1/2 cup light beer or soda water
canola oil, for cooking (you could use whatever oil you prefer.)
sea salt

Put 1/4 cup of the flour into a shallow dish. Cut the fish fillets on a slight diagonal into 1-inch wide strips. In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining 1/2 cup flour, Old Bay Seasoning, baking soda, salt and beer or soda water. The mixture will have the consistency of thin pancake batter. In a heavy pot, heat about two inches of oil until it’s hot but not smoking. Pat the fish strips dry with paper towel and dredge in the flour, shaking off any excess. Dip each piece o fish into the batter to coat well and gently place in the oil. Cook, turning as needed, for 4–5 minutes (longer if your pieces are thicker), until deep golden and cooked through. Inside of fish will flake easily when cooked through. Transfer to paper towels to drain and cool, then sprinkle with salt. 

Serve with roasted potato wedges sprinkled with salt and pepper.


Kira Sanders said...

Wow! The batter on this fish looks amazing! So crispy! I'm not a fish fan, but maybe it would work just as well on chicken.

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SkinnyMommy said...

That does look like the most perfectly crunchy fish--yum!

Elizabeth said...

Amber, would vegetable oil work the same

Elizabeth said...

Amber, would vegetable oil be ok? Not a huge Dan of canola oil.

amber@This Mommy Cooks said...

Elizabeth, definitely! You could use any kind of oil you prefer for frying.


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