Fried fish and french fries on a plate
The Best Way To Keep The Batter On Fried Fish From Coming Off
Crispy fried fish is delicious no matter how you prepare it, but the batter or coating falling off while it's cooking can ruin your dish. This is how to make sure the batter stays put.
Thoroughly dry the fish with paper towels to stop water from accumulating in the batter and help it adhere properly. Excess moisture can make it soggy and lead to it falling off.
The batter can also break off if the oil in your pan isn't hot enough. Use a thermometer to ensure that the oil is at 350-375 degrees Fahrenheit for the entire cooking time.
Eggs and other binding ingredients like mustard can also make your batter more resilient. Lastly, shake any excess batter off of the fish before frying to prevent sogginess.