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Batter-Fried Fish

Whether I'm fixing cod fillets or my husband's catch of the day, this fish fry batter makes the fish golden and crispy. Club soda gives it a different twist, and the sweet and zippy sauce complements the fish nicely. —Nancy Johnson, Connersville, Indiana
  • 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 deep-frying
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish


  • Rinse fillets in cold water; pat dry. In a large shallow dish toss flour and fish, 1 piece at a time. Combine next 9 ingredients.
  • In a cast-iron or other heavy skillet, heat 1 in. of oil. Dip floured fillets in cornstarch batter; fry over medium heat until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 2-3 minutes on each side. Combine marmalade and horseradish; serve with fish.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 346 calories, 12g fat (1g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 420mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein.

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Average Rating:
    Apr 6, 2020

    The flavor of the batter was great but mine was extremely thin. If made again, I would use a lot less soda.

  • rjmaz
    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
    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
    May 7, 2009

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

  • jann3351
    May 7, 2009

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