One thing that I have really been craving lately is battered fish. We used to go to a great Irish restaurant nearby and get fish and chips at least once every couple of months. I found a great recipe on http://www.heythattastesgood.com/2009/04/fish-and-chips.html. Couldn’t find seltzer water so I substituted club soda and it was amazing. I also used my fry daddy rather than cooking it in the pan. I ended up serving it with a bag of Ore-Ida Fries. Warning: make sure you have a lid handy. I found the the carbonation in the water makes the oil pop the entire time it is cooking, so be sure to cover it with a lid.
2 c rice flour mix (see below for mix)
1 T baking powder
1/2 t cayenne pepper
12 oz club soda
2 lb fish, such as cod
Heat oil to 350 degrees. Pat the fish dry with paper towels, then cut into serving size pieces. Dredge each piece the batter. Slide into the hot oil, and fry 3 minutes, until nice and golden brown. Stick each piece of finished fish in the oven to keep hot while you fry the rest.
Makes 9 cups
6 cups (24 oz) Rice Flour
2 cups (8 oz) Potato Starch
1 cup (4 oz) Tapioca Starch
Mix together and store in an airtight container
I have found that going by weight rather than measurement works best because you get more consistent results. I would highly recommend investing in a nice electronic scale. The general rule is that 1 cup of dry flour (tapioca, rice or potato) is 4 oz.