Arthur Treacher's Fish Batter Recipe

I have a recipe for you today that was sent in by a reader. I have never even heard of Arthur Treacher's (is it a restaurant?) so I cannot vouch for the closeness to the original, but the reader seemed to like it.

You can judge for yourself. If you have any comments -- one way or the other -- Please let me know at

Also feel free to share any recipes you have -- Copycat or otherwise.

Arthur Treacher's Fish Batter


3 Pounds Fish Fillets
2 Cups All-purpose flour
3 Cups Pancake mix
3 Cups Club soda
1 Tablespoon Onion powder
1 Tablespoon Seasoned salt

1. Dip moistened fish pieces evenly but lightly in the flour.
2. Dust off any excess flour and allow pieces to air dry on waxed paper, about 5 minutes.
3. Whip the pancake mix with the club soda to the consistency of buttermilk- pourable, but not too thin and not too thick.
4. Beat in the onion powder and seasoned salt.
5. Dip floured fillets into batter and drop into 425 oil in heavy saucepan using meat thermometer.
5. Brown about 4 minutes per side.
6. Arrange on cookie sheet in 325 oven until all pieces have been fried.


Anonymous said...

Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips used to be a chain of fast food restaurants with yummy fried fish and fries, wrapped in fake British newspaper.

Mark Hester said...

Thank you.


Anonymous said...

Omg this is the best fried fish ever and hushpuppies. Please Arthur treachers come to dallas you r the best