I LOVE fish and chips. As many of you know my mon managed the Susie Q for years and they were famous for their fish and chips. This is not that recipe. One I don’t fry with lard, that recipe may be lost in time but this will give you a crispy crust and moist fish inside. I came up with this because I can’t find a Lentin fish fry in Northern Virginia.
1 1/2 pound cod
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon spoon corn starch
3 tablespoons rice flour plus 1/2 cup for dredging
1 tablespoon old bay seasoning
1 tablespoon baking powder
16 oz milk
Or leave out the milk and baking powder and use 16 oz of stout beer.
2 quarts vegetable oil for frying
Cut fish into 3 inch long pieces
Heat oil to 350
In large bowl mix flour, corn starch, rice flour, old bay seasoning, and baking powder.
Add milk whisk until smooth
Dredge fish pieces into rice flour
Dip pieces in batter mix
Fry in oil 5 minutes flipping once until fish is golden brown
Drain on wire rack on a sheet pan
Sprinkle with salt and pepper while still hot
Serve with fries and coleslaw and malt vinegar the fry recipe will come later.