Beer Battered Fish With Dipping Sauce
3⁄4 cup self raising flour
3⁄4 cup plain flour
1 teaspoon five-spice powder
1 1⁄2 cups beer
vegetable oil, for deep frying
800 g white fish fillets
2⁄3 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
2 teaspoons lemon juice
cracked black pepper
3⁄4 cup mayonnaise
4 tablespoons tomato ketchup
1 dash cognac
2 -3 drops Tabasco sauce
2 -3 drops Worcestershire sauce
1 pinch paprika
Whisk flours, five spice, egg and beer in a bowl until smooth (I use a bar mix).
Heat oil in deep fry pan or wok. Dip fish in batter, deep-fry fish, in batches, until crisp and cooked through. Serve with lemon mayonnaise, and lemon wedges if desired.
Combine mayonnaise, rind, juice and pepper in a bowl, cover and refrigerate until needed.
Combine mayonnaise, ketchup, cognac, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce and paprika in a bowl again cover and refrigerate until needed.