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Beer Battered Fish

Beer Battered Fish

Course Main Course, seafood
Cuisine American
Keyword beer-batter-fish, beer-battered-fish, fried-fish-recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 554kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 2 - 2 ½ lbs cod fillets cut into 4 x 2-inch pieces
  • ¼ teaspoon salt adjust to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper adjust to taste
  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon seafood seasoning i.e. Old Bay or similar
  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 cup beer
  • 6-8 cups vegetable oil for frying


  • Place the oil in a deep pot or dutch oven and heat to 365-370°F.
  • Rinse and pat dry the cod fillets. Season lightly with salt and black pepper on all sides. Set aside.
  • In a shallow bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, seafood seasoning, seasoned salt, paprika, garlic and onion powders. Remove ⅓ cup to a separate shallow dish.
  • Whisk egg and beer into remaining dry ingredients until fully combined to form batter.
  • Dip the coated cod fillet first into the reserved dry ingredients then into the batter allowing any excess to drip off. Carefully lower into the oil.
  • Cook in batches for 6-8 minutes total, turning as needed until deep golden brown. Have nearby a pan lined with paper towels to drain. Season lightly with additional seasoned salt immediately upon removing from oil.
  • Serve immediately with chips, malt vinegar or tarter sauce.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 554kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 367mg | Potassium: 1148mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 201IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2mg