Beer-Batter Fish

Every country in the Mediterranean has its own version of a beer-battered fish. Greeks use cod, but you can try whatever is fresh at your fishmonger or supermarket.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hour 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1¼ tsp. salt, divided
  • 1½ cups cold dark beer
  • 4 haddock or cod fillets (6 oz. each), skins removed and cut into 3 or 4 pieces
  • 2 cups sunflower oil

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and ½ teaspoon of salt. Slowly stir in the beer to reach the consistency of a thin pancake batter (you might not need all the beer, so drink what’s left). Place the batter in the refrigerator for an hour.
  • Rinse the fish and pat it dry with a paper towel. Season the fish with ½ teaspoon of salt.
  • Fill a deep frying pan with oil. Over medium-high heat, bring the oil temperature to 365°F. Adjust the heat to keep the temperature at 365°F while frying. Fry the fish (in batches) for 3–4 minutes or until just golden. Transfer the fish to a tray lined with paper towels to soak up excess oil.
  • Season the fish with the remaining salt and serve it immediately.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1¼ tsp. salt, divided
  • 1½ cups cold dark beer
  • 4 haddock or cod fillets (6 oz. each), skins removed and cut into 3 or 4 pieces
  • 2 cups sunflower oil

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and ½ teaspoon of salt. Slowly stir in the beer to reach the consistency of a thin pancake batter (you might not need all the beer, so drink what’s left). Place the batter in the refrigerator for an hour.
  • Rinse the fish and pat it dry with a paper towel. Season the fish with ½ teaspoon of salt.
  • Fill a deep frying pan with oil. Over medium-high heat, bring the oil temperature to 365°F. Adjust the heat to keep the temperature at 365°F while frying. Fry the fish (in batches) for 3–4 minutes or until just golden. Transfer the fish to a tray lined with paper towels to soak up excess oil.
  • Season the fish with the remaining salt and serve it immediately.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories310
Total Fat16g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol35mg
Sodium620mg
Total Carbohydrate22g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars0g
Protein17g