Main Dishes

East Coast Best Battered Fish


This is my tried-and-true recipe for battered fish! Living in Nova Scotia (where fresh fish is abundant!) has given me countless opportunities to tweak and perfect this you can have this "restaurant quality" splurge meal at home!

1-2 pounds haddock or fish of your choosing (best with fresh but I've thawed frozen fish and used it too!)
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 cup of water
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp honey
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp baking powder
2 tsp seasoned salt (or 1 tsp table salt)
1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
1/8 tsp pepper
Pat fish dry with paper towel. Combine milk, water, lemon juice and honey in small bowl and set aside for 5 minutes. Whisk flour, baking powder, Old Bay seasoning, salt and pepper together in large bowl. Add milk mixture and stir to combine. Thin with additional water if necessary but you need it to be thick. Coat fish with batter and drop into deep fryer. Fry in batches according to manufacturer's instructions. *I always keep the basket down in the oil when I drop the fish into the deep fryer so it doesn't stick to the basket (just place your piece of fish on a fork and lower into the oil, hold for a few seconds and then let it drop.........voila! No sticking!!). I usually check my fish after about 5-6 minutes and then flip it over to fry the other side for about 3 minutes so it comes out evenly browned but this will vary among deep fryers. Enjoy with tartar sauce and fresh lemon (and of course chips!!).


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I love it because it's great for a holiday dinner. Everyone raves and it get devoured in no time. But, it's also perfect for busy weeknights. You can easily assemble this casserole ahead of time and stash it in the fridge until you're ready to eat it. Then just bake it off. 30 minutes and done!

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