Recipe Rescue: The Easiest Fastest Beer Battered Fish
I couldn’t believe it, I have fried fish before, but never has it been so good, and easy. I’d say this is the easiest fastest beer battered fish ever.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
2 pounds of cod (I always have a family pack of individually wrapped frozen cod in my freezer, it’s cheaper and the waste is not as high as buying fresh), 2 cups of all purpose flour, season all, garlic, pepper and cayenne. I Abbey Ale beer, or your favorite. Enough oil for frying, so that they will be completely submerged (I use my heavy dutch oven to fry them)
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:
Pat the fish dry and season with salt and pepper. In a medium bowl combine 1 1/2 cups of flour and half a cup (maybe a touch more) in a small bowl. In the larger bowl add the seasoning’s, a couple shakes of most, one shake of the cayenne and mix well (I may be called a weirdo, but I taste my flour to see that it is seasoned enough) Now add the beer to the flour in the bigger bowl. Dip the fish in the ‘pancake-like’ batter then lightly coat with the flour in the smaller bowl and gently slide into your hot oil that is heated to 400 degree’s, keep an eye on the temp. I cook two fillets at a time and wait almost a whole minute before adding the next two, drain on a paper towel for a minute then move to a wire rack so that the bottoms don’t get soggy.