Beer Battered Tilapia

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Beer Battered Tilapia

Beer Battered Tilapia
1 lb. tilapia fillets
Flour, for dredging
1½ cups flour
2 tbsp. cornstarch
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1½ tsp. salt
1¼ cups ale (such as Boddington's Pub Ale)
3 tbsp. vinegar
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Malt vinegar
Lemon wedges

Prep: 15 minutes, Cook: about 4 minutes, Serves: 4

1. Cut each fish fillet into 4 equal strips and pat dry; dredge well in flour. Heat at least 2 inches of vegetable oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.

2. Stir together flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk in ale, vinegar and pepper until smooth.

3. Dip fish into batter with a fork, making sure to coat completely. Carefully drop into hot oil, cooking a few at a time. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately with additional malt vinegar or lemon wedges. 

Nutritional Information:
523 calories, 29 g protein, 21 g total fat (2 g sat.), 49 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 57 mg cholesterol, 1168 mg sodium, 13 points


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