2 pounds white fish, like cod or haddock
1 tsp salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
Canola oil for frying
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups beer
1. In a large bowl whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. Pour in the beer and continue whisking. The batter should be very liquidly and light. Place in refrigerator.
2. Cut the cod filets into six inch strips. Pat dry with paper towel. Whisk flour and salt together in a bowl and coat each piece with the flour mixture.
3. Heat oil in a large pot or deep fryer until it reaches 375 degrees F. The pot should be filled half way.
4. Dip the fish into the beer batter until fully coated and add it to the hot oil. Fry for 4 - 6 minutes on each side. You will need to work in batches. Remove the fish from the oil and place on a paper towel to drain off any excess grease. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately with lemon and malt vinegar and of course, chips.