Basic beer batter, good for almost any white fleshed fish.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup beer
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 4 cups pastry flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- salt to taste
- ground black pepper to taste
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 1/2 pounds cod fillets
- 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying
In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cornstarch.
In a large bowl, beat together eggs and milk. Mix in beer. Stir in flour mixture. Season with salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.
In an electric deep fryer or a heavy saucepan, heat oil to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Coat fish in batter, and submerge in hot oil. Fry until golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. Serve.
We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.