Crispy Beerbattered Hake…

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1 fillet of hake or other white fish, cut into 4 portions
seasoned flour
vegetable oil for deep-frying

Ingredients Batter:
1 C (250 ml) flour
¼ C (60 ml) cornflour
2 tsp (10 ml) baking powder
about 1 C (250 ml) beer
salt and freshly milled pepper

Method Batter:
Whisk the flour, corn flour, baking powder, beer and seasoning together until smooth. Keep to one side for at least 30 minutes.

Method Fish
Heat a pot of oil. Coat each portion of fish with seasoned flour and dip into the batter, coating well. Gently submerge into the hot oil and deep-fry until golden (a maximum of 6 minutes). Place on paper towels to absorb excess oil and serve immediately with fried chips and Garlic and Herb Mayo.

To make a Garlic and Herb Mayo:

Mix ½ C (125 ml) mayonnaise with ½ tsp (2.5 ml) crushed garlic and 1Tbsp (15 ml) chopped parsley.

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