2pounds cod sliced into 3 ounce pieces (you can use other types of fish)
1/4cup corn starch
1/2teaspoon baking powder
1/2teaspoon baking soda
1/2teaspoon onion salt
1/4teaspoon ground black pepper
16ounces club soda
If you are not using a fryer, heat up 8 cups of vegetable oil in a heavy pot until the temperature reaches 350 degrees. Make the batter by combining flour, corn starch, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, onion salt, paprika, ground black pepper. Stir to combine all dry ingredients. Add club soda to dry ingredients. The batter will foam, continue to stir.
Drop pieces of fish into the batter. Coat fish with batter, drop into hot oil. Fry fish for 2 to 3 minutes or until the batter is golden and the fish pieces begin to float to the top of the oil. Drain fish on a wire rack.
Can't Miss Cooking Tips
To keep the batter from sticking to the bottom of the basket, gently lower fish and hold it for a few seconds to allow it to form up a crust before dropping it into the basket.
You can swap the club soda for beer for a great flavor.
Have a little batter leftover? Slice up some onion rings, and make onion rings.