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Battered Fried Fish

In Recipes on March 2, 2014 at 9:20 pm
Yum. Fish and chips!

Yum. Fish and chips!

The hubs and I love good fried fish. It’s one of those perfect meals in my opinion. It has such a fresh, crispy goodness to it and it always reminds me of warmer weather. I think his English side definitely shows through when he’s craving this one.

We go out and get it whenever we have a craving but sometimes you don’t want to leave the house to enjoy some good food. Especially since Lent season is upon us. Any place you go that has good fried fish on a Friday is packed and honestly, because they do such a high volume the fish never seems as fresh as it should be.

The hubs decided he was going to try his hand and it and, boy oh boy, am I glad he did! The best thing with the fish is that because we used Whiting fillets, preggo me can eat as much as I want and Crafty Baby Three gets some extra DHA!
Without further ado, the recipe:

Batter Fried Fish

Ingredients:

2 lbs.  Whiting Fillets (or your favorite fish to fry)

1 can  (48 oz) Shortening

Wet Batter:

1 c. All-purpose Flour

1/2 c. Whole Milk

1/2 c. Buttermilk

1/2 c. Water

1 T. Baking Powder

1 t. Old Bay Seasoning

1 t. Pepper

To Taste: Garlic Powder and Cajun Seasoning

Whisk all together until smooth

Dry Batter:

3 C. Flour

To taste: Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Old Bay Seasoning, Cajun Seasoning

Mix together until blended.

Use one can of shortening in your deep fryer. Heat to 375° (or High). When the oil has been thoroughly heated dip your fish in the wet batter, then dry batter, then wet batter a second time and drop in the fryer! **Side note here. Make sure that your fish, if frozen, has been properly thawed.** Fry on both sides to a nice golden brown and then place on a paper towel to help absorb the excess oil.

Serve with Malt Vinegar and salt or even plain. Enjoy!! wpid-20140302_184100.jpg

Annoucing Baby #3

In Pregnancy, Uncategorized on February 2, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Annoucing Baby #3

I’ve been away for months now and this is the number one reason! Baby #3 should make his or her debut the early part of July this summer. We are very excited and can’t wait for the craziness that three amazing children will bring!

 

A big thank you to my sister who took the picture for us. (Beyond An Image Photography)

Pumpkin Spice Latte

In Momma Must Have, Recipes on October 16, 2013 at 8:34 am

I shared my Spice Island Latte already but for those of you that can’t do without your Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte here is the best copycat recipe out there. I’ve tried quite a few and they’ve always been missing something or had too much of something else. This one is by far the best I’ve tasted, even if I am a bit biased with it being my own recipe. :)

Pumpkin Spice Latte Pumpkin Spice Latte

5 T. (or 1/3 c.) Whole Milk, Steamed

4 oz. (or about 3 shots) French Press Coffee

1 1/2 T. Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Whipped Cream and Cinnamon for topping

Steam milk then add coffee and syrup. Add whipped cream and cinnamon if desired. You can also do a bit of caramel syrup on top as well. Yum.

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