Beer Batter Fish Made Great
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Beer Batter Fish Made Great


"This is a great beer batter fish recipe, and is very easy to do. We often fish all day with friends, and then cook the fish afterwards out on deck. Yummy and great!"


30 m servings 447 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 447 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 30.2 g
  • 46%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.6g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 18.8 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 675 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). Rinse fish, pat dry, and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Combine flour, garlic powder, paprika, 2 teaspoons salt, and 2 teaspoons pepper. Stir egg into dry ingredients. Gradually mix in beer until a thin batter is formed. You should be able to see the fish through the batter after it has been dipped.
  3. Dip fish fillets into the batter, then drop one at a time into hot oil. Fry fish, turning once, until both sides are golden brown. Drain on paper towels, and serve warm.


  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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  1. 546 Ratings


Hey people - this recipe would be "great" if you just take a moment to read my suggestion. About 30 years ago, I came across an article in a magazine that had interviewed the owner of a very suc...

Great! I was having a problem with it being greasy although I drained it on paper bags. Then I switched to 2 egg whites instead of a whole egg and it solved the problem - found out from tv that ...

This recipe is just like you would find at a restaurant. For anyone that has a problem with the beer batter not sticking to the fish, I have a simple trick. Set out a bowl with about a cup of ...

Well I made this recipe tonight for dinner....and I only have one question. Why hasn't anyone mentioned the OVERWHELMING amount of salt in this batter?!?! This was my first attempt at frying f...

I bought two bottles of beer and did one batter with the spices used in this recipe and then I did another batter with the same recipe using only salt and pepper. The spicy batter is GREAT for o...

Deep frying 101; always lightly coat with flour to help the batter adhere. Other than adding more seasonings and less salt, this was a great recipe Linda! Thanks so much!

I was very pleasantly surprised. The batter was crispy and light, the best I've made yet. Just a tip, be sure to pat the excess water from the fish before dipping into batter to ensure a nice ...

I was very disappointed with this recipe. Way to much paprika and very salty. There was also a lot of batter left over that just went in the garbage. It did however fry nicely and was very cr...

This is another in a collection of probably a hundred beer batter recipes. It's good, but nothing to write home about. I agree with other reviewers...cut down on the salt! Also, if you want a...