Beer battered cod

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    25 min

    This is an exceptional recipe for beer battered fish. You can use cod as stated, but it also is wonderful to use with haddock, pollock, sea bass and orange roughy. The small amount of dill is optional, but really makes for a lovely flavour.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 125g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill (optional)
    • 180ml beer
    • 120ml milk
    • 2 eggs
    • 900g cod fillets
    • 2 litres vegetable oil for frying

    Method
    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder and dill. Add beer, milk and eggs; mix well.
    2. Place fish fillets in batter mixture, coat well, and let stand for 15 minutes.
    3. Heat deep fryer to 190 C / Gas 5. Place fish in hot oil, and fry until golden brown. Cook fish in batches to avoid overcrowding and maintain oil temperature. Serve.

    Alternatives to cod:

    Try this recipe with inexpensive fresh coley or pouting. They both belong to the cod family but are much cheaper and available in larger supermarkets or fishmongers.

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    MarkCarpenter
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    Batter is way too runny.  -  17 May 2017

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    I read the reviews of this, and I have to admit I was worried about the end result. After a few modifications- omited the dill(my family dosen't care for it), used a tablespoon each of onion powder, garlic powder and old bay. Increased this flour by 1/2 cup and baking power to 1 and 1/2 teaspoons, decreased the milk to 1/4 cup, also the beer(budweiser)to 1/2 cup. As one other cook noted; leave to filets in the batter for 30 mins, it worked out great. No problems with the batter sticking, but make sure you dry the fish well before placing it in the batter bowl. I used a mixture of talapia and walleye, everyone loved it! Even me, a very picky fish eater! Served with Vicky's hushpuppies.  -  04 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    144

    This was totaly awesome!! After reading some of the other reviews, they stated the batter was to running. I added a 1/2 cup of corn meal to the batter, also some garlic & onion powder to taste and/or fish seasoning. I also let the fish sit in the batter for 30 min. This made the batter a bit thicker on the fish and made it stick well. My entire family loved this recipe. I am also expected to make this recipe for my neighbor. She buys the fish I cook it. We now have an awesome batter for our fish. Thanks  -  01 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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