- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2/3 cup water
- 2/3 cup lemon juice, divided
- 2 pounds perch or walleye fillets, cut into serving-size pieces
- Vegetable oil
- Lemon wedges, optional
- In a bowl, combine 1 cup flour, baking powder, salt and sugar; set aside. Combine egg, water and 1/3 cup lemon juice; add to the dry ingredients and mix until smooth. Dip fillets in remaining lemon juice and flour, then coat with the batter. Heat 1 in. of oil in a skillet. Fry fish, a few fillets at a time, over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Drain on paper towels. Garnish with lemon if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings
Reviews forLemon-Batter Fish
"We've fixed this fish many times over this years and it always turns out perfect. The fresh lemon taste really comes through."
"I think it was good but would have been better if \ had used beer instead of the lemon and water;)"
"Good but nothing special. easy recipe to follow. I think next time I'll use beer in the batter."
"I made this using beer in lieu of lemon juice in the batter and added some lawreys, red pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and a hint of creole seasoning. I used one part lemon juice and one part beer for the intial dip. For oil I used about 1 to 2 inches of canola oil at about 375 degrees. I was careful not to get the flour and batter two thick on the pieces and I used Cod cut into pieces about 2-3 inches by 4-5 inches depending on thickness for even cooking. About 2-3 minutes per side depending on the oil temp fluctuation. Turn after the first minute so the batter on the top side doesn't open up, then flip them every minute until the are done. We like them crispy and this batter was crispy and light and tasty!"
"Delicious, instead of the 2/3 cup of water I used beer and instead of the 1/3 cup of lemon I used the water. I did not use the lemon at all. My family LOVED it!"
"I followed instructions to a T. Using paper bags really helped keep them crispy. Family (even 2 y old) ate and loved them lemony flavor. Only drawback for me, was that I would have liked the batter to be fluffier."
"Forget about restaurant fish and chips...stay home and make this yourself! Fantastic! The lemon flavor is delicious and the batter so light and tasty!"
"This sound delicious. I will try it with basa fillets"