Memphis Cornmeal Battered Cod

Total Time:
39 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
24 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Batter:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 (16-ounce) ice cold beer
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • Peanut oil
  • 6 (6-ounce) cod fillets
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Tartar Sauce, recipe follows
  • Tartar Sauce:
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons hot pepper relish, jarred
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley leaves
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Directions
Batter:

In a large bowl, add flour, cornmeal, cayenne and sugar and mix together. Whisk in cold beer and honey until well incorporated and free of lumps.

Preheat deep-fryer to 375 degrees F. with peanut oil.

Season cod with salt and pepper and dredge in batter. Allow excess batter to drip off and place gently into the deep-fryer. Fry for 6 to 8 minutes until golden, crisp and delicious. Drain on paper towels. Place cod on a large serving platter or individual places and serve with Tartar Sauce.

Tartar Sauce:

In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together.


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