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This recipe for battered fried fish is quick, delicious and is the perfect fried fish when making fish and chips.
In a large Dutch oven, cast iron fryer, or heavy bottom pan add the oil and start preheating it over medium to medium high heat.
In a medium mixing bowl add the flour, sugar, baking powder, smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt. Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the eggs and milk. Stir to combine and until no dry bits remain and a smooth batter forms.
Prepare the fish by patting it dry with paper towels or a clean dish towel. When the oil reaches 375 degrees F. dip a piece of fish in the batter and place the battered fish in the hot oil. Repeat with a few more pieces, taking care to not crowd the pan.
Allow the fish to cook until deep golden brown, about 3-4 minutes before flipping and then allow to cook on that side for an additional 3-4 minutes.
Remove with a slotted spoon or a spider strainer and place the cooked battered fish on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb the extra grease. Repeat until you've used all your fish.
Serve right away and enjoy hot. Serve with fresh squeezed lemon on top and tartar sauce.