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Beer Battered Fish


beer battered fish

Beer Battered Fish

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Beer Battered Fish Recipe

This beer battered fish recipe is super simple to prepare, especially when you use an electric skillet (compare prices). That's because the electric skillet keeps the temperature of the oil constant. That's crucial so the beer battered fish doesn't get greasy. Don't worry about serving kids the beer in this fried fish recipe. It cooks out.

Prep Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 12 oz. bottle beer
  • canola oil for frying
  • 1-1/2 lbs. tilapia


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cayenne pepper, salt and beer. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes, up to 1 hour.

  2. Pour oil into a heavy dutch oven or an electric skillet to a depth of 3/4-inch. Heat to 375 degrees F.

  3. Remove batter from refrigerator. Whisk. Dip fish in beer batter, then lay in oil. Fry fish 2 minutes on each side or until cooked through (fish will flake easily with a fork when done). Drain on paper towels.
Makes 4 servings of beer battered fish.
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