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Copycat Captain Ds Batter Dipped Fish

Copycat Captain D's Batter Dipped Fish

I’m a big fan of battered fried fish. Add in some fries, a side of tartar sauce, and give me a bottle of malt vinegar and I’m one happy guy. This copycat of Captain D’s batter dipped fish checks all my boxes.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword deep-fried, fish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 420kcal
Author Mike



  • Heat 3" of oil in a deep fryer or Dutch oven to 350 F.
  • In a large bowl add the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt and cayenne. Whisk to combine.
  • Slowly whisk in the water. You want a pancake-like batter. If it's too thick add a bit (a very small bit!) more water and whisk.
  • Rinse and pat the fish dry. I prefer to cut mine into bite-sized pieces.
  • Working in batches, add the fish to the batter and turn to coat completely. Transfer to the oil and deep fry 3-4 minutes, turning once, until golden brown. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate. If desired, sprinkle the fish with salt.


Note: If you like to cut your fish into bite-sized pieces before frying, you might need more batter to fully coat them. I usually double the batter ingredients just to make sure I have enough.


Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 1610mg | Potassium: 993mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 224mg | Iron: 3mg