Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour (Optional: For extra crispness, substitute rice flour for half of the all-purpose flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • Salt
  • 1 ½ pounds flaky white fish, such as halibut, sole, or rock cod, boned and trimmed 6 cups grapeseed, peanut, or canola oil for frying
  • 1 ¼ cups vodka, ice-cold
  • About 1 ½ cups lager beer, ice-cold