Explore how to improve your fish frying skills with our 9 easy tips.
1 Mind your oil temperature
Oil temperature is the most important factor in a successful fish fry. Heavy metal pots like cast iron and a large quantity of oil help keep the temperature consistent through the entire process. 370° F is the target temperature. Oil temps below 350° will lead to soggy, oily fish, and oil temps above 390° can cause breading to burn.
Pro Tip—Using an infrared thermometer is a great way to easily and accurately monitor oil temp. A unit like the one pictured can be found online for about $12.