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Unbelievable Fish Batter

Rated as 4.14 out of 5 Stars
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"In the early 1950's, I received this recipe on an open-line, talk-radio show. It makes the lightest, crispiest batter imaginable. This makes enough to coat approximately 2 pounds of fish."
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Ingredients

10 m servings 91
Original recipe yields 6 servings (2 1/4 cups)

Directions

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  1. Whisk together the flour, milk, water, baking powder, and salt in a bowl until smooth.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 91 calories; 0.6 19.4 2.8 2 1372 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This is just spectacular. I had real problems with batter (soggy, tasteless, too thin etc), but this was so crisp and light! I too, cut the baking powder down to 2 tbspns, but I used self-raisin...

Most helpful critical review

This is not good It is BITTER I think it is the Baking Powder 1/4 of a cup ??. My whole family dislike this VERY much

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This is just spectacular. I had real problems with batter (soggy, tasteless, too thin etc), but this was so crisp and light! I too, cut the baking powder down to 2 tbspns, but I used self-raisin...

This recipe was awesome! The fish turned out so great. I used 3/4 c of milk and 3/4 c of water because the batter was too thick at first. I added salt, pepper and garlic powder to the mixture as...

We used a total of 2 T baking powder which worked very well – w/o the bitter aftertaste previous reviewers have written about. We also added ¼ tsp. Old Bay & an equal amount of LA Gold (hot sau...

From Chef Pare. On the face of it ,nice batter. I do agree with other reviews, too much baking powder. I recommend, cut the baking powder to 1 TLBS. In place of the reduced baking powder add ...

This turned out pretty good. I did only 2T of the baking soda as the other review suggested. I also dredged the fish in flour first to help the batter stick. Either fry it up in a non stick pan ...

This is not good It is BITTER I think it is the Baking Powder 1/4 of a cup ??. My whole family dislike this VERY much

This is great. I used self rising flour (that I seasoned really well) instead and decreased the baking powder. And like some of the other reviews, I also increased the liquid because the batte...

This is a perfect batter. It's thick, and coats the fish nicely and yet, doesn't come out overly oily. I do spice the flour with garlic powder, italian seasoning, salt, pepper and vegetable se...

Nice thick batter. PLEASE NOTE that Baking Powder and Baking Soda are NOT the same thing. Incorrectly using Baking Soda (also known as Bi-carb Soda or Sodium bi-carbonate) in this recipe will gi...