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Beer Battered Fish

Beer battered fish with a crunchy coating and tender flaky fish. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 295kcal
Author: Kathy



Remaining Ingredients

  • 1 -2 pounds fish fillets
  • corn oil for frying


  • Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl. Add beer and stir. Mixture should be like pancake batter. 
  • Add 1 ½ -2 inches oil to pan. Heat oil to 375 degrees. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Repeat until all fish is cooked. 


  • I use Walleye fish, but any light fish will work.
  • Use a light beer.
  • If batter is too thick, add a bit more beer.
  • If batter is too runny, add a bit more flour.
  • This recipe makes a large amount of batter. There is enough to dredge all fillets and there will be extra batter leftover. 


Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 817mg | Potassium: 482mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 2.6mg