Copycat Fish Batter Recipe Tastes Like Long John Silver's (For Fish or Chicken) by 30Seconds Food

Copycat Fish Batter Recipe Tastes Like Long John Silver's (For Fish or Chicken)

Have you always wanted to make Long John Silver's fried fish at home? Now you can! This copycat Long John Silver's fish batter recipe gives fish – and chicken – that light, crispy outside that we all know and love.

This fish batter is super simple to make. Whisk together all-purpose flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, salt and water until smooth. Dunk fish fillets or chicken tenders into the batter and put immediately into hot oil. Fry the fish or chicken until cooked through, golden brown and crispy. 

The fast food seafood restaurant uses wild-caught Alaskan cod for their famous batter-fried fish. If you can't find cod, this batter would be just as delicious on tilapia, catfish, haddock, snapper or your favorite fish. We think it's time for a fish fry!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 (enough for about 1 pound of fish)


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Recipe Notes

  • This batter works great on chicken, too.
  • This fish batter recipe can easily be doubled.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Whisk all the dry ingredients together.
  2. Add the water and mix well. 

Here's how to use it:

  • Dunk fish fillets or chicken tenders into the batter.
  • Deep fry until cooked through and golden brown.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 101

Total Fat: 0.2g

Saturated Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 228mg

Total Carbohydrate: 21.7g

Dietary Fiber: 0.7g

Total Sugars: 0.1g

Protein: 2.4g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 17mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 57mg

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Elisa Schmitz
This is such a great idea. Making your own restaurant-style fish at home? Yes, please!
Love a good old fashioned fish fry.

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