Cookbook:Fried Fish

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Fried Fish
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Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Fish

This fried fish is battered and deep-fat fried. You'll need thin fish filets that don't fall apart when cooked. Fried fish go well with soda and can be served with ketchup, lemon juice, or a mixture of the two. They could also be served with sweet-and-sour sauce or teriyaki sauce.

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

Procedure[edit | edit source]

  1. Start heating the oil in a skillet. This recipe is intended for fast cooking in very hot oil.
  2. Microwave the fish to ensure that the inside is hot. Flip the fish as you microwave it. When done, the fish should be hot and should look half-cooked.
  3. Mix the flour, egg white, and beer to make a batter.
  4. Pat the fish dry with a paper towel, then lightly dust it with flour to ensure that it is really dry.
  5. Dip the fish into the batter, and coat them well. The batter will help protect your hand from splatter.
  6. Hold the fish right above the oil, then gently slide the fish into the oil.
  7. With tongs, nudge the fish as needed to keep it from sticking to the bottom. Turn the fish over as it cooks.
  8. Remove the fish when it looks good, then serve it immediately.

Warnings[edit | edit source]

  • When a pot of hot oil catches fire, the flames will reach up for 2 or 3 feet. If you must work under flammable cabinets or shelves, be sure to have a fire extinguisher handy. Soybean oil, shortening, and peanut oil withstand heat better than most cooking oils.

Notes, tips, and variations[edit | edit source]

  • Whip the egg white, or leave it out entirely.
  • Add cornmeal to the batter.