The batter tastes delicious. And as a bonus, it doesn't make your apartment smell like fish when it cooks! Neil loved it and so did I until I could taste the fish. But up until then, it was really good!
I only tried the batter recipe for the fish but I'm sure the fries from his recipe are just as good! I made it easier on myself and just baked a bag of frozen french fries.
Source: Food Network
2 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
dash of Old Bay Seasoning
1 bottle brown beer, cold
1.5 lbs firm fleshed whitefish (tilapia, pollock, cod), cut into 1-ounce strips
cornstarch, for dredging
1 package of frozen french fries
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cayenne pepper, and Old Bay seasoning. Whisk in the beer until the batter is completely smooth and free of any lumps. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Bake fries according to package directions.
Heat the oil in a 5-quart Dutch oven over high heat until it reaches 350º. Lightly dredge fish strips in cornstarch. Working in small batches, dip the fish into batter and immerse into hot oil. When the batter is set, turn the pieces of fish over and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Drain the fish on a roasting rack. Serve with malt vinegar. Enjoy!