Not very often in this household do we get to go out to eat. We shy away from fast food as much as possible (oh let me count the reasons). A while back I came across a beer battered fish recipe and tried it. With an addition to one key ingredient, the taste and texture remind me of Long John Silvers battered fish.
- 3/4 C flour
- 1/2 C flat beer (if you use “fresh” beer you will have to increase the amount because of the foam)
- 2 egg whites*
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 lb cod fillets
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Canola oil
Combine flour, beer, salt and 2 teaspoons of oil in bowl. Incorporate egg yolk. Using a high speed mixer, in a separate bowl whip egg white until soft peaks form (going too far in this step can cause you to re-whip a new egg white. *In my kitchen aid mixer, I actually have to use two egg whites for enough volume to touch my whisk. That step does not hinder the recipe at all. The recipe only calls for one.) Gently fold egg white mixture with flour mixture.
In the meantime, heat your oil in a fryer to 365 degrees F. Dip fish into batter and fry a few pieces at a time for 4 to 6 minutes. Remove fish from oil to a paper towel lined wire rack (this will keep your fish crispy) Properly cooked fish will be a golden brown as pictured and flake easily with a fork. Season cooked fish with additional salt. Serve and Enjoy!