Crisp Fried Fish in Batter
Recipe type: Seafood / Fish
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Serves: 2
Crispy fried fish in batter. Fish fried in batter is only as good as the batter recipe. This batter recipe is foolproof, and will give you a light, puffy and crispy batter coating that compliments the flavor and texture of the fish.
For the batter
  • 150g All purpose flour
  • 75ml Tapioca flour (can substitute cornflour)
  • 7.5ml Baking powder
  • 235ml Water
  • 2.5ml Salt
  • 30ml Oil
  • 2 x 250g White fish
  • Lemon wedges to serve
  1. Sift the flours and the baking powder into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the water and mix this to a smooth batter. Allow this to stand for 30 minutes.
  3. While the batter stands, pat the fish dry with kitchen paper, then season liberally with lemon pepper, and season to taste with salt.
  4. Add the salt and oil to the batter and whisk this in until totally combined.
  5. Half-fill your pan with oil and heat this to 180c or 350f.
  6. Drag the fish through the batter to get a good coating all over, then carefully lower the fish into the oil.
  7. Fry the fish for 3 minutes per side. Remove the fish and drain any excess oil on kitchen paper.
  8. Serve immediately with lemon wedges and the accompaniments of your choice.
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