January 27, 2023

The Best Homemade Batter for Fish, Shrimp and Chicken (repost)

I posted this on my site in 2008.  I reposted in 2017 but here it is 2023 and I'm popping it up here again because I want to move it 'to the front' so I can find it quickly later this week when I make it again; and because it's THAT good. 

Here is something 'new' I did in 2022 with this recipe though - I made a big batch of these, precooked them, cooled them and then sealed them up tight with my food sealer, 2 to a package.  I popped them into the deep freezer and every single time I grabbed a package out for a meal I smiled.  I love these; loved how easy they were to reheat and crisp up for a new meal and I didn't have to deal with frying or grease. 

My stash of food sealed, frozen fish are gone now, as of last week and I'll be making more soon.  My all-time favorite fish batter ever. 
Originally posted in 2008 - Reposted for 2017 and then again, now in 2023.

If you were to ask me what my favorite type of food is, it would be seafood.  It doesn't matter if it's crab, lobster, shrimp, fish, oysters, mussels or anything in between.  Seafood in some form, three times a week would be about perfect for me.  And this fried fish batter?  One of my favorites. 

This is a recipe I originally posted back in 2008 but a lot of you might not have been a reader back then.  It is not only so very good, but you can use cod fillets, which are very affordable!

Home Fried Fish

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 2-3 inches deep 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. 

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