Originally Posted by Amani
Thanks for your advice..Actually,I am living now in Portugal.
Then you should have plenty of access to bacalao, dried cod. I fry this sometimes and it's amazing!! First, you want to cut the dried cod into smaller pieces, each piece should be no bigger than a deck of cards. Place all the fish in a large container of water and put it in the refrigerator over night. The next day empty the water and put new water in. Do this for about 2 days so that all the salt has come out of the fish.
To fry, take a big pot and fill it almost halfway with oil. I use a combination of vegetable oil, peanut oil and a little bit of olive oil.
Make a batter by combining self rising flour and a blonde beer and a little salt and pepper. The consistency should be thin like crepe batter. Dunk the fish and put it into the hot oil. When the batter turns golden brown it's ready. Take the fish off and put it on a wire rack and immediately sprinkle it with sea salt. If you put the fish on paper towels the batter will get soft and soggy.
This can be served with a garlicky potato skordalia, or a red pepper sauce. Let me know if you need a recipe for one of those.