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Deep Frying Directions

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Fill your deep fryer to the marked level on the inside of the fryer with vegetable oil and heat to the temperature of 375 degrees F. Next, set a strainer over a pan. Place 2 or 3 sheets of paper towels on a plate to further remove excess grease.

Remove the fish from the fridge, and rinse with cool water.

Take the fish from the mixture of your recipe. Carefully drop a small amount of battered fish pieces into the deep fryer. If too many fish are cooked at once, the batter won't crisp correctly. Don't use a basket when cooking fish in the deep fryer or the batter may stick to the basket.

Fry the fish for 4 to 5 minutes or until the fish pieces float to the top and are golden brown. Use a slotted spoon or tongs to remove the fish from the hot oil and put in the strainer. Continue to fry the rest of the fish in this manner.

Move the drained fish from the strainer to the paper towel covered plate. When all the fish pieces have finished cooking, turn off the deep fryer and enjoy your deep fried fish.