Originally Posted by Dave Hutchins
For real crispy fried food use 1/2 corn starch 1/2 seasoned flour
and dip you food to be fried in egg white and then dredge in the flour/cornstarch mix.
This is how we breaded our lobster nuggets at the restaurant - flour, cornstarch, garlic powder, salt, pepper - dip in egg, flour mixture, buttermilk, flour mixture, and fried (at least that sounds about right).They were VERY crispy!
I also think you will be VERY happy with the tempura boxed mixes - they make some wonderfully crispy food!