We had a very nice potluck here at Mittry Lake. Lots of folks came out from the Foothills to join us, so we had a big group celebrating together.
Jim and I brought fried trout fillets that we had in our freezer since we left Colorado. Jim and I don’t fillet our trout usually because you lose so much meat, but one of our campers filleted a large amount and gave it to us as a “thank you”. There must have been 20 fillets, so we saved them to share at some point. Boomer’s potluck was the right time.
We wanted to batter the fish so I went online and found a really good recipe. At least the folks at the potluck really seemed to enjoy the fish, even those who said they usually didn’t like fish. Some asked for the recipe, so here it is:
Fish or Vegetable Batter
1 c flour
2 T baking powder (yes, that is two tablespoons)
1/4 t salt
1/2 c milk
1/2 c water
1/2 t Old Bay (optional)
1/4 t hot sauce (optional)
Whisk everything together, batter will rise a bit and be thick. Dredge fish or veggies in flour so the batter will adhere better. Dip in batter and fry in oil till golden brown. If the batter gets too thick, just thin out with a little water.
This makes for a very light and crispy coating, nicely encasing the fish which stays moist and flaky. It reminded me of the batter they use on the shrimp in Algodones at the Shrimp Taco stand. I tried it out on my slices of eggplant and it was yummy! Bet it would be good on mushrooms, long slices of carrots, zucchini for sure.
Give the batter a try and let me know how you like it.
Remember, you are loved.