This is a delightfully light and flakey coating for fish – perfect for cod, tilapia, haddock or any mild white fish. It’s easy to make, whether cooking it in a pan or a deep fryer. The taste is a perfect complement to fish.
If you have the choice, buy fresh fish. By the date of purchase and the look of the fish, you can ensure whether it’s still within its peak of freshness. If you choose to buy frozen, look for a FAS stamp on the package – indicating that it was flash frozen on the ship.
The beer you use can be room temperature or cold, it doesn’t matter. Just make sure that it isn’t flat. Once you open the can or bottle, use it in the batter right away. The bubbles in the beer is what makes beer batter so light and airy.
Beer Batter Fish Fillets Recipe
Ingredients for Beer Batter Fish Fillets:
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp. salt (plus a little extra for sprinkling the fish after)
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. dill weed
- ¾ cup beer
- ½ cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 pounds fish fillets (cod, tilapia, haddock are all good)
- Vegetable oil for frying
Directions for making Beer Batter Fish Fillets:
In a large bowl, mix together 1 cup flour, salt, baking powder, and dill weed. Add the beer, the milk and the eggs – mix well.
Put the fish fillets in the batter mixture, coating well, and let stand for 15 minutes.
In a large skillet, pour enough vegetable oil so that it is about 1 ½ - 2 inches deep. Heat the oil to 375 degrees. If you don’t have a thermometer, you can test the temperature of the oil with a couple drops of the batter. If it sizzles right away when you put a couple drops of batter in, it’s hot enough.
Put the fish fillets in the skillet – cooking only 2 or 3 at a time so they are not crowded together and so the temperature of the oil doesn’t drop. Brown on one side, then flip to the other side. Place in a single layer on paper towel to drain. Sprinkle lightly with salt. Serve warm.
Other delicious fish recipes:
Easy baked fish recipe – ready in 30 minutes
Easy baked tilapia recipe – parmesan makes it delicious
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