Fish and Chips Recipe

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fish and chips recipe

I am always looking for good fish recipes – this recipe looked like a little bit of work but I thought I would give it a try anyway. You can use any good quality white fish for this recipe. I decided to use crappies I had caught on a recent fishing trip. This recipe is a complete fish fry recipe with directions on how to prepare the fish and fries.
If you have the time give this Fish and Chips Recipe a try; it’s really good.
(If the fish co-operate blackened lake trout will be the next fish recipe I post)

Fish and Chips Recipe
Recipe type: Main
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 to 1 ½ pounds fish fillets (you can use any thickness of fish - just adjust your deep frying time accordingly. I have found for pan fish, that when they are a nice golden brown, they are done.)
  • 1 ½ cups beer (cold)
  1. Place fries in a microwavable bowl and toss with ¼ cup of oil. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 6 – 8 minutes or until fries are limp and translucent, stirring half way through the cooking cycle. When uncovering the fries turn the plastic wrap from the side away from you to avoid getting burnt by the steam. Place the fries in a colander to drain any excess oil and rinse with cold water. Place fries in a single layer, on a layer of paper towing or paper bag to dry and reach room temperature (10 to 6o minutes.)
  2. fish and chips fries
  3. While the potatoes are resting in a large bowl whisk together the flour, cornstarch, cayenne, paprika, pepper, and 2 teaspoons salt. Take ¾ cup of the flour mixture and place it in a shallow dish like a pie plate and then mix the baking powder into the bowl ingredients.
  4. Preheat deep fryer to 375F.
  5. fish and chips coating mix
  6. Deep fry fries in batches until golden brown and place on paper toweling to drain.
  7. While the fries are cooking make the batter mix by adding 1¼ cups beer into flour mixture in the bowl. Batter should be thin enough so it runs in a steady thin stream off a whisk or a spoon. (Add more beer if necessary 1 tablespoon at a time).
  8. fish and chips beer batter
  9. Bring deep fryer back to 375, pat fish dry and roll in the dry flour mixture. Dip fillets into the batter letting any excess run off – deep fry until golden brown. (For thicker pieces of fish, like 1 inch or more, I use an instant read thermometer and cook to 140F. just check a piece or two to see where they are at.)
  10. Drain on paper toweling and serve with the fries.

Adaped with a few changes from Cooks Country

Deep Fried Tilapia Recipe

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Deep Fried Tilapia Recipe

We have had a mild start to the winter here in Upper Michigan and the bay refuses to freeze, and because of the warmer weather, the inland lakes are even questionable. As a result I didn’t have much in the line of fresh fish on hand so I decided to give this Deep Fried Tilapia Recipe a try.

I really like pan fish, and for me, Tilapia is about the closest you can get in store bought fish to pan fish. It is probably not quite as healthy as Salmon, but there is absolutely no fishy taste.

This is a basic recipe that coats the fish really nice, resulting in a nice crispy, golden brown texture. I prepared the recipe as written and my wife and I really enjoyed it; but I’m sure you could spice it up a bit if you wanted to by adding some Cajun seasoning, or Old Bay.

With Lent a couple months away this Deep Fried Tilapia Recipe will go on my favorites list; it’s an excellent Deep Fried Fish Recipe.


2 Tilapia fillets

1/2 c. flour

Salt and pepper to taste

2 eggs

1/2 to 1 c. milk

Plain bread crumbs

Vegetable oil for deep frying


1. Rinse the Tilapia fillets in cold water and drain thoroughly; pat dry with paper towels. Cut the fillets into 2 inch pieces. (I cut each fillet into 4 pieces depending on the size of the fillet)

2. On a plate salt and pepper the flour to taste. Pour some breadcrumbs on another plate for coating.

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3. In a bowl whisk together the 2 eggs with enough milk to equal 1 1/2 cups of liquid.

4. Roll the fish pieces in the flour, dip in the egg milk mixture, then roll to coat in the bread crumbs. Set aside to dry a little bit while the deep fryer is heating.

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5. Deep fry at 350F until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve.

Serves 4

Deep Fried Tilapia

Deep Fried Catfish Strips Recipe

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Deep Fried Catfish Strips
My Family likes fish anytime of the year. With Easter approaching and the Lent season being here we serve it at least every Friday. This Deep Fried Catfish Strips Recipe is really good. If you want something a little different, and on the spicy side, give this Catfish Recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed. Enjoy

Deep Fried Catfish Strips Recipe
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Recipe type: sea food
Serves: 4
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 2½ lbs catfish fillets, cut diagonally into ½ inch-wide strips
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal (not coarse)
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  1. Deep Fried Catfish Strips dipping mix catfish fillets
  2. Prepare fish: Whisk together egg and hot sauce in a wide shallow dish.
  3. Stir in fish strips and let stand at room temperature at least 10 and up to 30 minutes.
  4. Pour enough oil into a 4 to 5 quart heavy pot to measure 2 inches and heat over medium heat until thermometer registers 350°F or use a deep fryer.
  5. catfish seasoning mix Deep Fried Catfish Strips 2
  6. Stir flour, cornmeal, salt and Cajun seasoning in another wide shallow dish.
  7. Dredge one fourth of fish in flour mixture shaking off excess flour, then fry in oil, stirring occasionally with a slotted spoon, until golden brown. Or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  8. Drain fish and place on paper towing to absorb the excess oil.
  9. Repeat until all fish is fried.
  10. Serve hot with tartar sauce and lemon wedges.


Long John Silvers Deep Fried Fish Recipe

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Our Family loves to fish and we are always looking for good fish recipes. This Long John Silver Fish Recipe is very simple to prepare and doesn’t take much time. My Family just loved it. In this recipe I used Salmon as the fish of choice. I think any good quality fish would do. If you like Long John Silvers- give this recipe a try.

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Long John Silvers Deep Fried Fish Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 2-3
  • 1 pound fish fillets
  • ¾ cups Flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cups water
  1. Combine all dry ingredients and sift into a medium sized bowl
  2. Add water and mix thoroughly.
  3. Dip fish in batter until completely covered-let excess batter drip off.
  4. Deep fry at 375 degrees until golden brown.