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
2 lbs. Whiting Fillets (or your favorite fish to fry)
1 can (48 oz) Shortening
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
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.