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    Fried Fish

    Fried Fish. Photo by Chef stevemib

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    Steve_G's Note:

    Pretty standard fish and chips style fish. the beer batter and cornstarch make for a very crispy crust. Not a whole lot of grease if you're careful. From Alton Brown's Good Eats

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    Serves: 2-4



    Units: US | Metric

    • safflower oil, For Frying, 1 gallon
    • 2 cups flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 dash Old Bay Seasoning
    • 1 bottle brown beer, cold
    • 1 1/2 lbs firm-fleshed white fish fillets, cut into 1 ounce strips (tilapia, pollock, cod)
    • cornstarch, for dredging


    1. 1
      Heat oven to 200 degrees F.
    2. 2
      Heat the safflower oil in a 5-quart Dutch oven over high heat until it reaches 350 degrees.
    3. 3
      In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cayenne pepper, and Old Bay seasoning.
    4. 4
      Whisk in the beer until the batter is completely smooth and free of any lumps.
    5. 5
      Refrigerate for 15-60 minutes.
    6. 6
      Lightly dredge fish strips in cornstarch.
    7. 7
      Working in small batches, dip the fish into batter and immerse into hot oil.
    8. 8
      When the batter is set, turn the pieces of fish over and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
    9. 9
      Drain the fish on a roasting rack.
    10. 10
      Allow oil to return to 350 degrees between batches.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 30, 2011


      Ive tried several different batters and this one was the best. The fish is nice an crispy. I just added a little more beer to thin it out as I didn't want bready. Came out awesome. Thanx Chef!

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    • on August 19, 2009


      Lovely! I am not much of a fish lover, but my husband is, but amazingly enough, we BOTH loved this recipe. Please consider revising the ingredient list to: safflower oil (for frying, 1 gallon) so that the entire gallon's calories don't factor into the nutrition facts. This recipe is a keeper and worth cleaning the kitchen for!

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    • on July 17, 2009


      This is the 1st time I've tried fried fish, and let me was a HIT!!! My in-laws were over and I was nervous about trying a new recipe, but it turned out great :) I used 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper, but next time I'll use 1 TBL because we LOVE the kick! I also used about a 1/4 a bottle of canola oil instead of safflower oil in a frying pan instead of a deep fryer. And, oh yeah, I also used a Hef bottle of beer instead of brown beer and it was great! Thanks for posting this recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Fried Fish

    Serving Size: 1 (330 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 842.7
    Calories from Fat 51
    Total Fat 5.7 g
    Saturated Fat 1.0 g
    Cholesterol 228.5 mg
    Sodium 1962.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 103.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.4 g
    Sugars 0.3 g
    Protein 76.2 g

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