Beer Battered Pollock
1 ½ lbs fresh pollock
¾ cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp choice seasonings (like cayenne, etc) optional
12 oz. beer*
Combine flour and pepper in a large bowl.
Slowly pour in beer, whisking constantly until smooth.
Dip food in batter, allow excess to drip back into bowl and drop directly into deep-fryer.
Fry for 2 minutes or until dark golden brown, then remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels or newspaper.
Note: If you do not have a deep fryer, use a large stock pot with plenty of space between the oil and the top of the pot.
* Have fun experimenting with different beers for a unique twist! Pale ales and lagers are great for a traditional batter; stouts and porters for a richer taste. Avoid strong IPAs due to increased bitterness upon cooking.