– 2 cups all-purpose flour
– Salt, to taste
– 2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
– 1 (12 oz) can beer
– 1 egg (2 oz with shell)
– 2 lb, cod fillets, cut into big pieces
– Ground black pepper, to taste
– Oil, for frying
– Lemon wedges, for serving
Combine all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of salt, and Old Bay seasoning in a bowl, then whisk in beer and egg. Constantly whisk the batter until smooth and no lumps remain. Let sit for 10 minutes to thicken.
Fill a medium pot with enough oil to cover fish and heat it over medium heat until it reaches 375°F (190°C). Coat cod in the batter, take out and shake the excess batter off. Slowly drop fish in the oil one at a time.