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Betty’s Deep-Fried Fish Nuggets

Betty’s Deep-Fried Fish Nuggets
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Betty demonstrates how to make Deep-Fried Fish Nuggets. These fresh fish nuggets are coated with a batter and then deep-fried in 1 inch of oil, resulting in deep-fried fish similar to that served in a restaurant.

Deep-Fried Fish Nuggets

1 pound fresh fish nuggets (You may use any type of fish that you like.)
¾ cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup water
1 inch of peanut oil in a heavy pot

In a small bowl, mix flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and water until smooth. Heat oil in pot to 375 degrees (F). Place about 4 fish nuggets at a time into batter, coating them completely. Use tongs to place them, one at a time, into hot oil. Fry, keeping temperature fairly constant, until nuggets are crisp and browned all over. Use a skimmer to remove the fried nuggets, and place them on paper toweling to drain, along with the crumbs that are created during the frying process. Repeat with remaining uncooked nuggets. When all nuggets are fried and drained, place them on a nice serving plate. These Deep-Fried Fish Nuggets are great with Chipotle Mayonnaise and Apple Cabbage Coleslaw. (Both recipes are available in Betty's Kitchen.) I hope you enjoy these Deep-Fried Fish Nuggets! –Betty ღ☆ღ

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25 Responses to “Betty’s Deep-Fried Fish Nuggets”

  1. jerricette says:

    Oh yes! I need to try this!

  2. praspurgh says:

    where’s the chips? for fish n chips :)

  3. Amy Lynn's Kitchen says:

    Your Deep-Fried Fish Nuggets look delicious Betty! They do remind me of
    Long John Silver’s… yummy! Loved the pictures at the end and your choice
    of colors/plates with the coleslaw. Beautiful! Thank you so much for
    sharing! Wishing you and Rick a great evening…


  4. Richard Blaine says:

    I used to work at Captain D’s when I lived in Alabama! I LIVED on fried
    fish and cracklins’ Your nuggets remind me of that time but I know your
    fish nuggets taste much better!

  5. elbacooks4u says:

    Nuggets do look terrific.Thanks Betty

    God Bless,


  6. Petrichor Bharali says:

    Your husband is adorable, just like you. What a lovely couple you are :-)

  7. AnAmericanIdle says:


  8. Marko Polo says:

    I made these fish nuggets tonight and my family loved them. I served them
    with coleslaw and tortillas to make tacos, I think these are a new family
    favourite. Great recipie Betty :-).

  9. maria neto says:

    HI Betty I have been following your videos for a at least 2 years I
    have made a few of your recipes I like it because it’s simple and quick and
    like yourself we are only two my hubby and I thank you for all your

  10. Jose Caraballo says:


  11. Pat Bonfig says:

    Can I use cod for Deep Fried Fish Nuggets?

  12. Betty's Kitchen says:

    +Pat Bonfig Your comment is linked and I can’t reply directly, but cod
    would be great for this recipe.

  13. Maureen Desquitado says:

    Hi Betty, oh my I could eat the whole plate of those fried fish and the
    coleslaw!!!! Yummy!!!! I also love fried shrimp and also Coconut shrimp at
    Outback resturant is so good!!!! I love Red Lobster resturants too!!!!
    Thank you for the video Bettty and Rick!!! Have a good day!!!!


  14. Pat Bonfig says:

    Can you use cod or any kind of fish to make fish nuggets? What type of
    fish? just asking.

  15. Betty's Kitchen says:

    +Pat Bonfig I can’t comment directly to your linked comment, but you may
    use pretty much any fish for nuggets. Cod would be splendid.

  16. Hans Wurst says:

    betty you are cool

  17. Todd Nansel says:


  18. Naida Lambertus says:

    Hey Betty nice videos, my question is don’t you season the pieces of fish
    with salt & pepper first?

  19. Evelyn Van Winkle says:

    nice video betty… thank you

  20. peter zebot says:

    i use wooden skewers to dip the fish and place it in the hot oil.
    i find it less messy.