Active Time
20 Mins
Total Time
35 Mins
Serves 6

A combination of cornstarch and finely ground Wondra—an “instant flour” that’s also great for thickening sauces—is the key to our crunchiest, best-ever fried fish.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oil in a large stockpot to 350°F over medium-high.

Step 2

Whisk together eggs and water in a shallow bowl or baking dish. Whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, and both peppers in another shallow bowl or baking dish.

Step 3

Place half of fish pieces in egg mixture, turning to coat completely. Shake off excess. Dredge in flour mixture to coat completely; shake off excess. Carefully add fish to hot oil. Cook until golden brown and crispy, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels; sprinkle with kosher salt. Repeat process with remaining fish. Serve with lemon wedges.