Beer batter for fish

    35 min

    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!

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    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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    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