Thursday, June 10, 2010

Beer-Battered Fish

Living in England I have come to appreciate a very good fish and chips meal. I'm not totally equipped to make the same quality fried fish as you would get in a really good pub, but I rely on good ol' Betty Crocker to help me with this very good home version of beer-battered fried fish. Ideally I would like to cook the fish in a deep fat fryer but this is how I do it on the stove top.


vegetable oil
1 lbs haddock or cod fillets
3 or 4 Tbsp Original Bisquick
1 cup Original Bisquick
1/2 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
1 egg
1/2 tsp salt


Heat up oil 1/4 inch thick in fry pan (or 1 1/2 inches in 4 quart Dutch oven or deep fryer at 350 F).

Mix together 1 cup Bisquick, beer, egg and salt until smooth.

If the batter is too thick, stir in additional beer, 1 Tbsp at a time until desired consistency. I like it to be the same consistency as a pancake batter.

Lightly coat the fish with the 3-4 Tbsp of Bisquick.

Dip fish fillet into batter, letting the excess drip into the bowl.

Fry fish in the oil for about 4 minutes and then flip.

The fillets should be a nice golden brown. Continue to cook on other side until fish is cooked throw and flakes with a fork.

Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Serve hot!

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