Long John Silvers Batter Recipe


Hey there, my friends! It’s Frankie from Club Foody, and today we’re taking a delicious trip to Great Britain. When it comes to traditional British dishes, Fish and Chips is an absolute classic. But today, we’re putting all our focus on the star of the show – the fish! In this easy-to-follow recipe, I’ll show you how to make the most mouthwatering Beer Battered Fish that’s perfect for your homemade fish and chips. Trust me, this recipe is a game-changer!

Long John Silvers Batter Recipe
Long John Silvers Batter Recipe

The Secret to a Crispy and Flavorful Batter

First things first, we need to create the ultimate batter that will make your fish irresistibly crispy. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and 12 ounces of beer. Give it a good whisk until the ingredients are well blended. Now, add a splash of malt vinegar and a dash of hot paprika for that extra kick of flavor. Whisk everything together until you have a smooth and velvety consistency.

Oh, and here’s a little tip – cover the bowl with a towel and let the batter rest for 30 minutes. This simple step allows the flavors to mingle and the batter to become even more delectable.

The Perfect Coating for Your Fish

While the batter is resting, let’s prepare the coating for the fish. In a large shallow plate, combine flour, Old Bay seasoning, and freshly ground black pepper. Give it a good stir until everything is well blended. This seasoned flour will add an extra layer of flavor and texture to your Beer Battered Fish.

Now, it’s time to fire up your deep fryer and let it reach a temperature of 375ºF. Trust me, getting that oil nice and hot is key to achieving that perfect golden brown crust.

Dredging and Dipping for Maximum Flavor

Once the batter has had its well-deserved rest, it’s time to get the fish fillets ready. Take each fillet and dredge it in the seasoned flour, shaking off any excess. Place the coated fillet on a plate while you prepare the others.

Now, here comes the fun part. Take one floured fillet at a time and dip it into the batter, making sure it’s fully coated. Lift it out of the batter, allowing any excess to drip off.

Gently place the fish fillet into the hot oil, moving it back and forth to ensure it floats instead of sinking. And remember, don’t overcrowd your deep fryer – give each fish fillet the space it deserves. Let them cook for about 6 to 7 minutes, turning them gently a few times until they turn a beautiful, even golden brown.

The Finishing Touches

Carefully remove the Beer Battered Fish from the deep fryer and allow any excess oil to drip off for a few seconds. Transfer them to a plate lined with a rack, which will prevent them from getting soggy. Keep them warm in a preheated oven at 200ºF while you fry the remaining batches.

And there you have it, my friends – the ultimate Beer Battered Fish for your fish and chips extravaganza! This batter is light, flavorful, and guarantees that satisfying crunch you crave. Whether you choose cod, halibut, pollock, or red snapper like we did in this video, this recipe will never disappoint.

So why not give it a try? Head over to El Reno Ok for the ingredient amounts, detailed directions, and more insider tips. Until next time, my friends, bon appétit!

[Image: Beer Battered Fish]

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