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How to Deep-Fry Fish

Get Food Network Magazine's step-by-step directions for deep-frying fish and smashed chips.
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Follow Food Network Magazine's step-by-step directions to deep-fry a pub favorite.
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To check if the oil is hot enough, add a cube of bread; if it sizzles and turns golden quickly, you're ready to fry.

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Add fish pieces one at a time. Be sure to leave space between each; crowding the pan will make the fish soggy.

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Keep the pieces from touching as they cook, and turn as needed so they'll be golden on all sides.

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