Batter-Fried Fish

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


2 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
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


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.