Belle,s Version of Arthur Treacher,s Fish and Chip,s

You remember Arthur Treacher,s fish and chips some years ago, well this is my version of his fish and chips, I played with this recipe for ages before I got it to taste as close to his as possible. But this is very good and we have it some times with coleslaw.

3 pounds fish fillets
1 cup buttermilk
1 lemon, sliced
Flour for dredging
2 cups pancake mix
2-1/2 cups club soda
24-oz. vegetable oil for frying ( I now use peanut oil )
1 pound cottage-sliced potatoes, frozen

Cut fillets in half to make triangle shape. Cover with buttermilk and sliced lemon and refrigerate for 2 hours. Remove fillets from buttermilk and discard the lemon slices. Dredge fish in flour and let dry for a few minutes. Combine pancake mix and club soda to the consistency of buttermilk. Heat oil in a heavy skillet until hot. Dip floured fillets in bater and let excess drip off. Fry four minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. To keep fish warm until ready to serve, arrange on a cookie sheet in a single layer and place in a 250*F. oven until all the fish is fried. Thaw frozen potatoes for about 5 minutes. Fry until brown. Serves about 6.