11/3/08

Batter Fried Fish Filets - Similar to Long John Silver's


For years I've been looking for a really, really good batter for fish and chicken (and onion rings! But that's another post). One of my favorite batter fried fish entree's is Long John Silver's. I think their fish as well as Cracker Barrel's Grilled Catfish are some of the most delicious I've had even though I've ordered fish and seafood in almost every restaurant I've visited in the last 20 years! There is something about their fish that is just... so good.

I've read many recipes over the past 20 years that purported to be a copycat of LJS's but they never truly were. Tonight when I looked at the finished fish I thought to myself that looked an awful lot like LJS's! The taste? Similar... but no, not exact. Then again I think they use soybean oil, and I used canola.

Here is the recipe I used and I like it well enough that it is my current "batter" recipe that I have in our family files. Until I try and like one better, this is probably going to be our 'batter' for the next few years for chicken, fish, shrimp and onion rings.



Batter for Fried Fish, Chicken, Shrimp and more!

1 c self rising flour
5 t prepared mustard
2 t sugar
2 t salt
1 egg
1 c water
1/2 t onion powder
2 lbs. fresh or frozen/thawed Cod filets or chicken strips, etc.

Mix everything but the fish/chicken. Heat a container of oil (3-4 cups) to about 350-400 degree's. Dip each filet into the batter and quickly place in the hot oil. Cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.





Here is a close up of some of the fish fillet's in the batter

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