Long John Silver’s Crispy batter


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup club soda, cold


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, sugar, baking soda, onion powder, and garlic powder. Whisk together to blend well.
  2. Slowly add the cold club soda to the dry ingredients while continuously whisking to create a smooth batter.
  3. Let the batter sit for a few minutes to thicken slightly.
  4. Dip your choice of seafood or chicken into the batter, ensuring each piece is well coated.
  5. Fry the coated pieces in hot oil (350°F or 175°C) until golden brown and crispy, usually about 3-4 minutes per side.
  6. Drain on paper towels and serve hot.

Enjoy this delicious homemade version of a fast-food favorite, perfect for a fun family dinner or a treat for seafood lovers

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