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Beer Batter Fried Fish

Beer Battered Fried Fish are flaky, fresh fillets seasoned with salt and pepper, hand-dipped in a homemade beer batter, and then deep-fried until perfectly golden brown!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, British, Irish
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 352kcal



  • In a large bowl, mix together 1⅓ cup of the flour, ½ teaspoon salt, baking powder, and the turmeric.
  • Add the beer and mix with a wooden spoon or a spatula. The batter should be the consistency of a pancake batter. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 60 minutes.
  • When the batter is ready, heat the oil in a deep fryer to 300-320°F. The oil is hot enough when you add a bit of the batter and it starts bubbling immediately.
  • Cut the fish into even pieces, if not already, and pat dry with a paper towel and sprinkle both sides generously with salt and pepper.
  • Add the remaining flour to a shallow bowl and prepare the fish by flouring each piece on all sides and dipping it into the batter.
  • Then carefully add each piece into the oil and fry for 4 to 5 minutes or until golden brown on all sides. Hold the fish in the middle, dip it in and hold it for a couple of seconds until it starts swimming. Then let go. This helps to prevent the fish from sinking down and the batter sticking to the bottom.
  • Place cooked pieces of fish on folded paper towels. Serve hot with vinegar, lemon juice, and tartar sauce.


  • Serve with French Fries and Tartar Sauce
  • How to change it up / variations: Add different spices to the batter. You like it spicy? How about some chili or cayenne? Or try different beers.
  • Can I make this ahead? Fried food just doesn't taste the same warmed up. You can cut and add salt and pepper to the fish then cover and keep it in the fridge for up to 1 day if the cold chain wasn't interrupted too long. Then go on with the recipe from there.
  • Can I make more? Totally, just double the ingredients and fry in batches.


Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 657mg | Potassium: 662mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 97IU | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 3mg