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Lemon Lime Battered Fish

Lemon Lime Battered Fish Recipe via Kudos Kitchen by Renee

This recipe for Lemon Lime Battered Fish is one that was inspired by a trip my husband and I took to Montague, Michigan when we stayed at the Weathervane Inn. We had a lovely time, and like with all good trips, it’s the food that brings you back. Happily, this recipe does just that!

When I made this Lemon Lime Battered Fish, I used cod but feel free to substitute any firm white fleshed fish you enjoy. This recipe is similar to a beer batter, except of course that there is no beer. In its place I used lemon lime soda which gives the batter a nice light, citrusy flavor that pairs well with any fish.

Lemon Lime Battered Fish Recipe via Kudos Kitchen by Renee

Serves: 4-6        Prep Time:  10 minutes       Fry Time: 20 minutes

2 quarts peanut oil for frying
8 (4 ounce) cod fillets
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided (plus additional for seasoning after frying)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons garlic powder
3 tablespoons corn starch
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 can (12 ounces) lemon lime soda

-In a large, high sided stock pot (or a deep fryer), bring the oil to a temperature of 185 degrees.
-Pat the fish dry with paper towels and season them with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
-In a large shallow dish, whisk together the flour, the remaining 1 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, corn starch and smoked paprika.
-Whisk the egg and lemon lime soda into the flour mixture to form a thick batter.
-Place the fish fillets into the batter, flipping to coat both sides.
-Carefully slip 3-4 fillets into the hot oil and fry on both sides until they’re a deep golden brown.
-Use a slotted spoon to remove the fillets from the oil and drain them on paper towels. Immediately season them with a little additional salt.
-Continue with the remaining fillets.
-Serve immediately.

Lemon Lime Battered Fish Recipe via Kudos Kitchen by Renee

And I couldn’t think of a better item to coordinate this recipe with than this lemon stripe wine glass. Cheers to a delicious dinner, and great company to enjoy it with!
Lemon Stripe Painted Wine Glass via Kudos Kitchen by Renee
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