Beer batter for fish

Beer batter for fish


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About this recipe: If you want to make your own fish and chips, this beer batter recipe is essential. You can use different types of fish for this recipe - cod, pollock, haddock, snapper. Serve with hand-cut chips and mushy peas!


Serves: 4 

  • 125g flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 230ml beer
  • oil for deep frying
  • 4 fish fillets
  • extra flour for coating

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Mix flour, baking powder, salt and beer in a bowl, stirring until a smooth batter is formed.
  2. Heat oil in heavy bottomed frying fan until very hot.
  3. Coat fish in flour first then in the batter. Add to the hot oil - taking care as this is very dangerous - and fry for 2 minutes until the batter is crispy and brown all over. Cook only 1 or two pieces at a time, so you don't overcrowd the pan. Remove fish and place on a piece of kitchen paper to drain before serving.

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Reviews (15)


Used this batter recipe for cod and I must say it was simple and the best I have made, I used lager beer cos that was all I had, not sure what the best beer to use but this was fine 5 star - 10 Dec 2011


Quick & easy...tastes amazing! - 14 Sep 2013


No more frozen fish fingers for us. This was quicker than shop bought variety and very easy to do - children loved it! - 18 May 2015

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