To deep-fry foods: Coat prepared food with flour. With tongs or fork, dip food into batter, allowing excess batter to drip into bowl; fry in hot fat until golden brown. Drain. Suggested Foods to Deep-fry: Appetizer or Main Dish: Whole shrimp, scallops, oysters, fish fillets. chicken pieces(partially cooked), cutlets. Vegetables: Eggplant slices, cauliflowerets, onion rings, zucchini slices. Fruits: Pineapple slices, bananas(quartered), apple slices, apricot halves


  • For deep frying:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup salad oil


Prepare food to be fried(see suggested foods below). Thaw frozen foods completely before frying. Dry foods thoroughly before dipping into batter. Heat fat or oil(3 to 4 inches) to 375 degrees F. in deep fat fryer or kettle. Measure all ingredients for batter into bowl; beat with rotary beater until smooth.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: Betty Crocker's Cookbook
Submitted By: Linda Wilson
Thin Batter (for deep frying)