My own fish batter recipe
I created this fish batter recipe back in the early 90's when I was in the Navy living in Florida. I've fished most of my life and love to eat my catches on occasion, but I've never been the type of person to buy a ready made batter.
Every year, my buddies and I will hold a fish fry for our closest 30 friends. My role ends up being the cook, which is a pretty good gig because everyone loves the cook! Beer whenever needed and sampling the fish is a must. You have to make sure it's perfect right? Everyone loves the taste of my batter fried bass, even the friends that don't prefer the taste of fish. All my buddies say I should package it and sell it. Not a chance. Besides, there isn't an exact science but I will share the ingredients that I use. You'll want to blend to your taste. They are as follows:
Fill a zip type storage bag 1/4 full of flour
Add cornmeal to about 1/4 of the amount of flour
Add about 1/2 cup of garlic seasoning
Add about 1/2 cup of season salt
Add about 1/4 cup blackened seasoning
Add about 1/4 cup lemon pepper
Add about 1/4 cup Italian herbs (McCormicks makes this)
Add about 1/8 cup onion powder
Shake bag well. You'll want to really taste the garlic, lemon pepper and blackened seasoning.
In a bowl, mix 2 eggs, 1/2 bottle beer and 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice. Drink the left over beer.
I like to cut my fish fillets into 2-3 squares, but not necessary.
Dunk fillet squares into bowl of egg/beer/lemon juice, toss into storage bag of seasonings and shake to coat fillet squares. Place them into hot grease and fry to golden brown.
If your the cook, taste test golden brown fish then allow everyone else to enjoy!