Captain Ds Batter Dipped Fish

Captain Ds Batter Dipped Fish

Captain D’s batter-dipped fish is known for its crispy, golden-brown crust and tender, flaky fish inside. This recipe recreates that delicious experience at home, perfect for a family dinner or a casual get-together. Let’s dive into the details to create this mouthwatering dish!


For the Fish:

White fish fillets: 1 1/2 pounds (such as cod, haddock, or tilapia)

Salt: 1 teaspoon

Black pepper: 1/2 teaspoon

Lemon juice: 1 tablespoon

For the Batter:

All-purpose flour: 1 1/2 cups (190g)

Cornstarch: 1/2 cup (60g)

Baking powder: 1 tablespoon

Salt: 1 teaspoon

Garlic powder: 1 teaspoon

Onion powder: 1 teaspoon

Paprika: 1 teaspoon

Egg: 1 large

Club soda or sparkling water: 1 1/2 cups (360ml), cold

For Frying:

Vegetable oil: For frying


Mixing bowls: For the batter and seasoning the fish.

Whisk: For mixing the batter.

Deep fryer or large pot: For frying the fish.

Tongs or slotted spoon: For handling the fish.

Paper towels: For draining excess oil.

Measuring cups and spoons: To measure ingredients accurately.


Step 1: Prepare the Fish

Season the fish: Pat the fish fillets dry with paper towels. Season both sides with salt, black pepper, and lemon juice. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes while you prepare the batter.

Step 2: Prepare the Batter

Mix dry ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika.

Add wet ingredients: Beat the egg and add it to the dry ingredients. Gradually whisk in the cold club soda or sparkling water until the batter is smooth and well combined. The batter should be slightly thicker than pancake batter. If it’s too thick, add a bit more club soda.

Step 3: Fry the Fish

Heat the oil: In a deep fryer or large pot, heat vegetable oil to 350°F (175°C).

Dip the fish: Dip each seasoned fish fillet into the batter, allowing any excess to drip off.

Fry the fish: Carefully place the battered fish into the hot oil. Fry in batches to avoid overcrowding the pot. Cook for about 3-4 minutes per side, or until the fish is golden brown and crispy.

Drain: Remove the fish from the oil using tongs or a slotted spoon and place it on a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.

Step 4: Serve

Serve hot: Serve the batter-dipped fish immediately with your favorite sides, such as fries, coleslaw, or tartar sauce. Enjoy!

Tips for Perfect Batter Dipped Fish

Use cold club soda: Cold club soda or sparkling water helps create a light and crispy batter.

Maintain oil temperature: Keep the oil at a steady 350°F (175°C) for even frying.

Don’t overcrowd: Fry the fish in batches to maintain the oil temperature and ensure even cooking.

Serve immediately: Batter-dipped fish is best enjoyed hot and fresh for maximum crispiness.

Captain D’s batter-dipped fish is a delicious and crispy treat that’s perfect for any occasion. This recipe ensures a perfectly golden and crunchy exterior with tender, flaky fish inside. Enjoy making and savoring this delightful dish with your family and friends!

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