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Battered Cod


This recipe for battered cod is courtesy of chef Cathal Armstrong.

  • Servings: 4

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, March Winter 2007



  1. Place 1 3/4 cups water in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Turn mixer on low speed and beat in flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and baking soda. Strain through a fine mesh sieve set over a large bowl.

  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until it reaches 360 degrees on a deep-fry thermometer. Place 1 cup flour in a shallow dish. Working with one piece of cod at a time, dredge cod in flour and then place in batter to coat, shaking off any excess. Carefully place in heated oil. Fry until golden and crisp, about 7 minutes. Transfer cod to a wire rack and sprinkle with salt. Repeat process with remaining fish and batter. Serve immediately with desired sauces.

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  • MS11787559
    16 FEB, 2016
    This was great. To dredge the flour before using the batter I used Emerils fried chicken dredging flour from that recipe. Best fried fish I ever had. Thanks.
  • MS10882061
    18 MAY, 2013
    It was a bit bland :-(
  • carolyournot
    15 JUL, 2011
    Hands down this is the BEST most AUTHENTIC and easy recipe I have ever tried at home. This produces that pub experience and so simple,no guiness no cornmeal or anything fancy yet it is superb! My entire family LOVES this recipe.