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My dad has been frying fish in this batter since at least the 1970's. The breading is somewhat sweet. We think it's important to use 7-up and Aunt Jemima pancake mix. A biscuit mix does not work!

Provided by Kendas Kitchen

Categories     Bass

Time 1h10m

Yield 4 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 7

7 ounces lemon-lime flavored soda
1 cup pancake mix
1 egg
1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
1 lb crappie, cleaned and deboned (or other whitefish)
1 cup flour, to flour fish
4 cups vegetable oil (or more)


  • Cut fish into pieces no larger than 2 inches.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Flour fish in small batches in a Ziploc bag, then lay on a plate.
  • Allow fish to sit for 30 minutes.
  • Heat 3-4 inches oil in a medium saucepan on medium heat about 10-15 minutes.
  • Mix 7up, egg, pancake mix, and sugar.
  • Individually dip fish into batter and then gently place in oil.
  • Fry about 5 pieces at a time. Oil should be at a simmer when fish is cooking. Fry on both sides until golden.
  • Drain on paper towels.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 2201.5, Fat 221.2, SaturatedFat 29, Cholesterol 59.7, Sodium 417.5, Carbohydrate 52.2, Fiber 1.7, Sugar 4.7, Protein 8.1

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