Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Deep-Fried Fish

Deep-fried fish
serves 6

vegetable oil for deep-frying
300g/11oz plain flour
3 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
900g/2lb cod fillets
2 eggs
250ml/9fl oz milk
2 tablespoons olive oil

• Preheat the oil in a deep-fryer or wok to 180°C/350°F (test by frying a small cube of bread; it should brown in 30 seconds).
• In a bowl, mix together the flour, salt and baking powder. Dredge the cod fillets in the flour mixture,shaking off any excess. Reserve the remaining mixture.
• Lightly beat the eggs with the milk and olive oil. Mix in the reserved flour mixture and beat until smooth.
• Dip the cod fillets into the batter,and deep-fry until crunchy and golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper, and serve straight away.

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