Long John Silver’s Batter



Soybean oil (can substitute canola or safflower oil)
2, 3-ounce pieces of frozen cod (Alaskan if available), thawed
½ cup white flour
¼ cup corn flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
½ teaspoon MSG
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon white pepper
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon guar gum
1 cup cold club soda


Heat oil to 375 degrees in a pot or fryer.
Make 2, 3-ounce filets. Create a diamond shape by trimming off the sides (optional). Pat dry with a paper towel. If your fish is too thick, filet in half to create two thin cuts. Set aside.
Combine all remaining ingredients except club soda inside a small bowl.
Set the small bowl inside of a larger bowl filled with ice, to keep the batter as cold as possible.
Add club soda and mix by hand until combined. Mixture may not be smooth.
Dip the fish in the batter, making sure it’s coated well.
Immediately drop gently in oil and fry for five minutes until golden brown.


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