7 Best Breading Mixes for Fried Fish Recipes
By: Keith Sutton
Batter or breading mixes, whatever you call them, here are some of the best for drowning fish fillets in hot peanut oil
Summer fish fries. They’re as much a part of American culture as church potlucks and backyard barbecues. No matter what kind of fish we’re eating – bluegills, crappie, bass, catfish, walleye or others – we like it best when it’s deep-fried and served up crispy and hot with hushpuppies, coleslaw, thick-sliced onion and homemade pickles on the side.
Most times we opt for a simple batter recipe, usually some cornmeal seasoned with salt and pepper. But many cooks enjoy experimenting with new recipes as well, adding different spices, seasonings and other ingredients to produce new taste sensations that keep dinner guests coming back for more.
The following taste-tempters show the variety of ideas we can dream up. Use with any of your favorite fish, filleted or pan-dressed.
Golden Fish Fry Batter Recipe
- 1 cup flour, plus extra
- 1 ½ teaspoons salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 (12-ounce) can beer
Mix batter ingredients. Dip fish in flour, then in the batter. Shake off excess. Deep fry until done to taste.
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