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crispy beer battered fish

Beer Battered Fish

Beer Battered Fish is a British favorite for a reason – golden, beer-battered cod is perfectly salty and crispy! Great as a meal on its own or for sharing with friends and family.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, English
Keyword Beer Battered Fish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 570kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 pounds cod cut into 4-5 inch long pieces
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 12 ounces beer
  • canola oil for frying


  • Pat dry the fish well with paper towels, then season with salt and pepper.
  • In a bowl mix the flour with the garlic powder, onion powder, mustard and paprika, Old Bay, and cayenne pepper, then add in the egg and mix well.
  • Add in the beer, whisking slowly until combined.
  • Heat 3-4 inches of oil in a large dutch oven or deep cast iron pan until it reaches 365 degrees.
  • Dip the fish pieces into the batter, then carefully transfer them into the hot oil and fry until golden brown. Do NOT overcrowd the pan, fry the fish in batches.
  • Place the fried pieces on a wire rack NOT on paper towels, and leavee enough space between them, so they do not steam from the remaining heat.
  • Serve with tartar sauce and enjoy!



Calories: 570kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 872mg | Potassium: 742mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 759IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 3mg