I try to eat healthy as much as possible but my weakness is normally fried foods. I love fried veggies, chicken wings, fish, the list goes on and on. This means that I have tried many different fish fry restaurants and have been disappointed by one too many. I started experimenting with different fish fry recipes and finally found my favorite.
What you need:
1 cup Wondra flour or other fine flour
1 cup corn starch
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 ½ teaspoons white pepper
3 whole eggs
¼ cup water
3 pounds white fish such as haddock, cod, etc. cut into 4-6 ounce pieces
Vegetable oil for frying
¾ cup mayonnaise
½ cup any mixed pickle mix or pickled vegetable, drained and minced
1 tablespoon fresh dill minced
1 tablespoon coarse mustard
1 ½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Pinch cayenne powder
Lemons, for garnish
Malt vinegar, for serving
I know it has quite a few ingredients but if you love normal tartar sauce then you obviously don’t need to take the time to make that.
What to do:
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, mix flour, corn starch, baking powder, salt and pepper with a whisk.
In a second medium bowl, mix eggs with the water also with a whisk.
Dip each piece of fish in the egg mixture then the flour mixture and lay out on a tray. Do not discard flour mixture yet.
Heat a large cast iron skillet filled about half way with vegetable oil and heat to 350 degrees F.
Once the oil is hot, dip each piece of fish in the flour mixture a second time, shake excess and gently lay three pieces in the hot oil. Fry for about four minutes until golden. They may float which will require you to turn them half way through cooking so each side gets crispy. Do this carefully with two spatulas. Thicker pieces will cook longer than thinner tail pieces.
Remove to a paper towel then onto a clean sheet tray lined with parchment and place in the oven while you cook the remaining fish. Keep cooking three pieces at a time adding to the pan in the oven.
The directions are pretty cut and dry which means you can make tons of fish with it.
Hope you loved this recipe as much as I do!!