Long John Silver's-style Fish Batter

  • 1/2 c Biscuit mix
  • 1/2 c All purpose flour
  • 1 ts Season salt
  • 1/2 ts Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tb Corn oil
  • 6 oz Club soda or beer
  • 1/2 Lemon rind grated
  • 1/4 ts Onion salt
  • To Prepare Fillets, Flour, Milk
  • 2 tb Lemon juice

Mix biscuit mix, flour, season salt, sugar and set it aside. Beat together egg,and corn oil, then add club soda. Add flour mixture to egg mix and add grated lemon rind, and onion salt.

Preparing fish fillets put fish in bowl and add enough milk to keep fish submerged. Add 2Tb. lemon juice to help tenderize fish. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours. Drain well and dip fish in all purpose flour to coat lightly.

Let fish dry a few minutes. Heat oil to 425º and dip pieces in prepared batter and catch drips in the batter bowl. Deep fry about 4 minutes, until brown and puffed up. Keep all warm in oven at 275º until all fish are done.

Serves: 4

Source: Gloria Pitzer's Secret Recipes Cookbook

About Long John Silver's®

Long John Silver's

Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's classic book Treasure Island, the company was founded in 1969 in Lexington, Kentucky and quickly became known for their Cape Cod-style buildings, blue roofs and nautically-themed decorations. Most early restaurants featured a corridor-like waiting line area, and a bell by the exit which customers could ring if they got good service. Somewhat newer restaurants kept the basic nautical theme, but the contemporary multi-brand outlets do not use the blue roofed Cape Cod-style buildings, though all locations continue to have the bell by the exit.

Today, there are over 1200 units worldwide. Yum! Brands, Inc purchased LJS from Yorkshire Global Restaurants, which originally acquired it from Fleet Boston Bank. Yum! originally combined many of the franchises' locations with its chain of A&W Restaurants and most Long John Silver's that have opened in recent years are co-branded Long John Silver's/A&W restaurants.

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