Delicious Battered Fried Fish Recipe

Dive into the delightful crunch of this crispy battered fried fish. With a golden exterior and tender, flaky fish inside, it’s a dish that’s sure to please your taste buds. Serve it up with some tartar sauce and lemon wedges for a classic touch.


  • 4 fillets of white fish (such as cod or haddock)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup cold water
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. Begin by heating the vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large, heavy-bottomed pot to 350°F (180°C).
  2. While the oil is heating, prepare the batter. In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Gradually add the cold water to the dry ingredients, whisking until a smooth batter forms. The batter should have a thick consistency that coats the back of a spoon.
  4. Pat the fish fillets dry with paper towels to remove any excess moisture. This will help the batter adhere better to the fish.
  5. Once the oil has reached the desired temperature, dip each fish fillet into the batter, ensuring it is evenly coated on all sides.
  6. Carefully place the battered fish fillets into the hot oil, one at a time, using tongs to prevent splashing. Fry the fish in batches to avoid overcrowding the fryer.
  7. Fry the fish for 4-6 minutes, or until the batter is golden brown and crispy, and the fish is cooked through. The internal temperature of the fish should reach 145°F (63°C).
  8. Once cooked, remove the fried fish from the oil using a slotted spoon or tongs, and transfer them to a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.
  9. Serve the crispy battered fried fish immediately, garnished with lemon wedges and accompanied by tartar sauce or your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy the delightful combination of crispy batter and tender fish with each bite!

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