Fish batter with Newcastle brown ale

    35 min

    This delicious fish batter made with Newcastle Brown Ale is perfect for all kinds of fish!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 litre vegetable oil for frying
    • 8 tablespoons plain flour
    • 8 tablespoons polenta (cornmeal)
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 225ml (8 fl oz) brown ale (such as Newcastle Brown Ale)
    • 500g (1 1/4 lb) cod fillets, cut into pieces

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:10min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 160 C.
    2. Whisk together the flour, polenta, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. Mix in ale until no dry lumps remain.
    3. Dip the cod into the batter, allow some of the excess to run off, then carefully place into the deep-fryer. Cook until golden brown and crispy on the outside, and the fish is easily flaked, about 8 minutes. Cook the fish in several batches to avoid over loading the deep-fryer.

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    Very Good! I was skeptical about the Cinnamon and actually only put a dab then added the whole 1/2 tsp. I will make this again.  -  18 Feb 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was pretty good but hubby didn't care for the cinnamon. I did dust the fish with flour before dipping it in the batter just to make sure the batter stuck to the fish.  -  28 Aug 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was delicious! Very simple and easy. Perfect!  -  02 Mar 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)