Batter-Fried Fish Recipe
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Batter-Fried Fish Recipe

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"Whether I'm fixing cod fillets or my husband's catch of the day, this batter makes the fish fry up golden and crispy," says Nancy Johnson, field editor from Connersville, Indiana. "Club soda gives it a different twist...and the sweet and zippy sauce complements the fish nicely."
Recommended: Fish Fry Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/2 pound cod fillet
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/3 cup club soda
  • Oil for frying
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 247 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 412mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein.


  1. Rinse fillets in cold water; pat dry. In a large resealable plastic bag, toss flour and fish, one piece at a time. Combine next nine ingredients.
  2. In a heavy skillet, heat 1 in. of oil. Dip floured fillets in cornstarch batter; fry over medium heat until fish flakes easily with a fork, 2-3 minutes on each side. Combine marmalade and horseradish; serve with fish. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Batter-Fried Fish in Taste of Home December/January 2002, p10

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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rjmaz User ID: 4587420 120162
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2011

"I tried this recipe because my son is allergic to eggs. I have used it with fish and chicken nuggets. My kids absolutely love it."

Sprowl User ID: 29186 34202
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2010

"My husband loves fish, I don't, but try to fix it during lent. We both give this recipe a "thumbs up"."

jann3351 User ID: 1001490 130559
Reviewed May. 7, 2009

"This was great! The soda amount could be a little less.[1/4 c.]"

jann3351 User ID: 1001490 103948
Reviewed May. 7, 2009

"This was great! The soda amount could be a little less.[1/4 c.]"

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