vegetable oil for deep-frying
300g/11oz plain flour
3 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
900g/2lb cod fillets
250ml/9fl oz milk
2 tablespoons olive oil
- Preheat the oil in a deep-fryer or wok to 180°C/350°F (test by
frying a small cube of bread; it should brown in 30 seconds).
- In a bowl, mix together the flour, salt and baking powder. Dredge the cod fillets in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess. Reserve the remaining mixture.
- Lightly beat the eggs with the milk and olive oil. Mix in the reserved flour mixture and beat until smooth.
- Dip the cod fillets into the batter, and deep-fry until crunchy and golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper, and serve straight away.