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mountain dew self rising battered fish fillets

Recipe by
Rose Mary Mogan
Sauk Village, IL

If you can make a fish batter using beer, I thought why not try Mountain Dew. This is my spin on the recipe and my husband really loved it. I am allergic to fish and most Seafood, but I love pleasing my husband with foods that he loves. He loves Cod Fish Fillets, and today I made Alaskan Cod Fish. It really looked so good and tasty, & you could even see the spices in the batter. He said the fish was light and flakey and very tasty and had a smooth batter. It pleases me immensely when I can make something that my husband truly loves and enjoys. A happy husband makes a happy wife. smile

yield 4 -6 depending on portion size
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For mountain dew self rising battered fish fillets

  • 1 1/2 c
    self rising flour, i used white lily
  • 1/2 c
    yellow corn meal
  • 1 Tbsp
    smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp
    steak seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp
    granulated garlic
  • 2 tsp
    hot sauce or pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 lg
    eggs, room temperature
  • 1 c
    mountain dew or other lemon lime soda
  • 1 lb
    alaskan cod fillets or other fish of choice
  • cooking oil for frying

How To Make mountain dew self rising battered fish fillets

  • 1
    Add the dry ingredients to a medium bowl and whisk together until blended; flour, corn meal, steak seasoning, granulated garlic & smoked paprika.
  • 2
    Add the eggs, hot sauce and mountain dew in a separate bowl & whisk together till bended.
  • 3
    Then pour the wet mixture into the blended dry ingredients and stir till blended together.
  • 4
    Heat cooking oil till hot about 350 to 375 degrees F.
  • 5
    Add fish to batter one piece @a time.
  • 6
    Here I what the batter dipped fish looked like.
  • 7
    Carefully place individually battered fish pieces into hot oil AFTER EXCESS BATTER HAS DRIPPED BACK INTO BOWL. Allow fish to brown evenly on both sides until golden brown about 3-4 minutes.
  • 8
    Line a large platter with paper towel, then add fillets as it is removed from hot oil.
  • 9
    Serve with lemon wedge or slices and tartar sauce if desired. Sprinkle with chopped chive or parsley serve.