5 from 10 votes
Beer Battered fish made with walleye fish
Beer Battered Fish
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Beer battered fish with a crunchy coating and tender flaky fish. 

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beer battered fish, fish, fried fish, walleye
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 295 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup corn starch
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 12 oz beer
Remaining Ingredients
  • 1 -2 pounds fish fillets
  • corn oil for frying
  1. Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl. Add beer and stir. Mixture should be like pancake batter. 

  2. Add 1 1/2 -2 inches oil to pan. Heat oil to 375 degrees. 

  3. Pat fish fillets dry with a paper towel. Dip fish, one at a time, into beer batter. Add to heated oil.  Cook 3-4 pieces at a time so pan is not overcrowded. 

  4. Cook 2-3 minutes per side. Place cooked fish on a baking sheet lined with a baking rack.  Place in a preheated 250 degree oven to keep warm while remaining fish cooks. 

  5. Repeat until all fish is cooked. 

Recipe Notes

I use Walleye fish, but any light fish will work.

Use a light pilsner beer.

This recipe makes a large amount of batter. There is enough to dredge all fillets and there will be extra batter leftover. 

Nutrition Facts
Beer Battered Fish
Amount Per Serving
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 817mg36%
Potassium 482mg14%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.