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Fisherman's Platter

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Make A Tasty Fish Platter On A Beer Budget

(NAPSA) - You're wrestling with the worst food inflation since the early 1990s. Grocery shopping has become an even greater drain on your budget. The solution: Cook smarter.

Fisherman's Platter
A good old-fashioned fish fry is a tradition in many parts of the country. You can make a tasty Fisherman's Platter for four at less than $10 and share in an American tradition.

Purchase large packages of frozen fish and shrimp to save money. Another savings option: Your frying oil can be used multiple times as long as you don't overheat it. After cooking, cool, strain and store the oil in a cool, dark place for future use.


  • LouAna Southern Frying Oil (blended soybean and peanut oil)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle beer
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 (6-ounce) flaky white fish fillets (such as cod or haddock), each cut into
  • 1/2-inch-thick strips
  • 8 ounces shrimp, peeled and deveined


Place oil in a large fryer, Dutch oven or another thick-walled iron cooking pot with a tight-fitting lid; heat to 375 F.

Combine flour, salt and cayenne pepper in a large bowl. Combine beer and egg, stirring well.

Add beer mixture to flour mixture, stirring until smooth.

Dredge fish and shrimp in batter; fry in hot oil 2 minutes on each side or until golden.

Remove with a slotted spoon. Serve immediately.

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Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings

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