Yield: 4 servings
|1½ pounds||Lake trout fillet|
|1½ cup||Pepe's batter mix; or|
|1½ cup||A pancake mix|
|1½ cup||Club soda; or beer|
|½ cup||Vegetable oil|
Pepe's brand name is one of the tastiest prepared mixes I have ever come across. Pancake mixes will need additional seasoning: dry mustard, garlic powder and paprika.
Mix together the pancake mix with the club soda, to make a thin batter. You may have to add a little more club soda to achieve the right consistency. Set aside.
Cut the trout fillet in half lengthwise and then cut the two thin fillets into 4 portions. Moisten each in a bit of water. Shake off excess water and coat lightly in plain flour. Let the pieces dry 3 or 4 minutes on waxed paper or on a rack without touching each other.
With tongs dip each piece to coat evenly but lightly in prepared fish batter. Drop at once into hot oil in a non-stick skillet and fry 2-4 min each side, turning only once.
Use a spatula not tongs to remove fish from the pan or the coating will break and fall apart. Hold on a cookie sheet (ungreased) and keep pieces warm in a 250 F oven till all pieces have been fried.
This batter is good for deep fried fish of all sorts as well.
Submitted By JIM WELLER On 12-27-95