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Fish Fry Batter


Recipe quantities are per 1 lb of fish

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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Penzey's Northwoods Seasoning
  • Fish: 1 lb tilapia fillets (or similar)
  • Fry oil: 1/2-1 gal peanut oil


Servings 4
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 20mins


Step 1

Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and seasoning.
Mix Milk and Water
Slowly whisk milk/water into dry mixture until smooth

To fry fish:
Heat 1/2 gal Peanut oil in 1 gal or larger pot (3" deep oil) to 375 degrees.
Pat dry fish fillets.
Dredge fish through batter, fully coating each fillet.
2 fillets at a time, gently drop in hot oil, cook ~4 minutes until golden brown.
Cool on paper towels to absorb excess oil.

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