Long John Silvers Deep Fry Batter

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Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cooking Time: varies | Yields: Enough batter to cover 8 chicken or fish fillets or approx. 20 shrimp

Long John Silvers Chicken Planks (with their honey mustard dipping sauce) are one of my most beloved, and equally guilty, fast food pleasures. I enjoy all of their deep-fried delights, but the planks are my favorite. Here is the secret recipe to their wonderful batter, which in my opinion is what makes their food so decadently delicious!

To make this amazing deep fry batter, you’ll need the following ingredients:


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

4 Tbs. cornstarch

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 1/2 cups ginger ale, heated (1 min. in the microwave)


1. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add the heated ginger ale and mix together until well combined.

2. Completely cover the fish, chicken, or shrimp in batter and deep fry in medium-high heated canola oil until golden brown.


I like substituting chicken breast tenders for the full-sized breast fillets. Be sure to have some honey mustard dipping sauce on hand for those homemade chicken planks!

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