Beer Batter Fried Catfish
1-1/2 lb. catfish fillets, cut into strips
1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. cooking oil
1 cup flat beer
1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce
1 inch peanut oil in a skillet
Sift and blend the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Mix the tablespoon
cooking oil, beer and Tabasco sauce and add to the flour mixture, stirring until
smooth. Chill the batter. Heat the peanut oil to 375 degrees. Dip the cold
strips of fish in the cold batter and cook in the hot oil for about 4 minutes.
keep each batch of fried fish warm in a 200 degree oven while the next batch is
cooking. Allow the oil to return to 375 degrees before cooking more fish. Serve
with cocktail or tartar sauce. Serves 4.