Long John Silver's Batter-Dipped Fish copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur

Ratings and Reviews of Long John Silver's Batter-Dipped Fish

Score: 4.83 (votes: 6)
Rating of votes (6)
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Mary Ann Longino
Jul 15, 2021, 15:02
I love Long John Silvers, and this recipe is very close. They offer two types of fish at LJS. Their regular fish meal is pollock and they also offer cod meals. I have used both kind of fish for this recipe. This is my favorite recipe for battered fish. The batter also works for chicken breast tenders like the ones sold at Long John Silvers.
Christine Haws
Feb 20, 2021, 17:51
I wish I could add a picture. This recipe is great as is. My family loves it. It’s part of our dinner rotation.
Alfredo Salazar
Jan 28, 2021, 19:50
Looking at reviews, I added 1/8 tsp of Chinese 5 spice and I personally feel like that gave the batter an authentic LJS taste. Soybean oil was hard to find but I found it nonetheless. Good clone recipe.
Teresa Dickens
Jan 13, 2012, 22:00
They are right, it is missing ingredients. I think there is a faint licorice flavor (anise spice)
Thomas Knox
Dec 12, 2011, 22:00
I made this batter for dinner tonight with a couple modifications. Based on the other reviews, I added one tablespoon of salt instead of 2 teaspoons. And on my own whim, I added a quarter teaspoon of paprika.

I loved the batter, the flavor was excellent, my wife thinks it is just a little to salty. We battered Cod, Flounder and Medium cooked (de-veined) shrimp. The shrimp was awesome, and My wife and I both agree that the Flounder was better than the Cod.
Cindy S.
Nov 21, 2009, 22:00
Thank you for posting this. Having worked at a Long John Silver's many years ago, I know that they used the same batter for all of the batter dipped items. I suggest chicken tenders for a reasonable copy of Chicken Planks, but it would work for butterflied shrimp or medium sized scallops.