Please can you help find out why when i deep fry my cod in beer batter it even when drained on paper is still full of cooking oil please. I use same measure of flour to beer and add lemon juice and saffron for colour .
Temp of oil should be 375. Otherwise the food absorbs too much oil. In most cases you want the food at room temperature before frying. Remember that introducing the food will lower the temp so always go 10 degrees above desired cooking temp and don't overcrowd the pan. Best way to test oil is to drop a small amount of batter into oil to check that it rises and begins cooking immediately. A piece of white bread can also be used.