Beer Battered Fried Fish Recipe

Fried fish is a delicious, light-yet-filling meal. Crispy, flavorful coating surrounding perfectly cooked white fish, dipped in tartar sauce or ketchup -- my stomach’s rumbling already. Fried fish is a perfect finger food for lunch or dinner, but it can be hard to come by.
There aren’t many fried fish restaurants, and there are even less who deliver. Even if you can order fried fish to your house, by the time it gets to you it’s all soggy and unappetizing.
That’s why you need the perfect homemade fried fish recipe.
Beer Battered Fried Fish Recipe
Instead of using milk or water for this batter, use Frio Beer instead. It’ll add a faint hoppy flavor to the batter, and will actually help carbonate the batter a bit, leading to a lighter, richer batter.
While you make the fried fish, why not make some homemade french fries, too? Homemade french fries are super easy to make, and they’re pretty low maintenance, so you’ll be able to make both the fries and fish at the same time, no problem!
This recipe yields 4 servings.

For the fish you’ll need,
  • 4 cod fillets (4-6 ounces each)
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour, plus more for coating
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 can of FRIO beer
For the fries you’ll need,
  • 5 baking potatoes
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1½ tablespoons dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper
Step 1 -
Fill a pot or fryer with the vegetable oil and let this heat up to 375F while you continue with the other steps.
Step 2 -
While the oil heats up, clean, peel, and chop up the potatoes into the shapes you want. Make sure the pieces are even. Now, preheat your oven to 350F. Step 3 - Generously pour oil into a pan over medium-high heat and start cooking the potatoes. Use a spatula to move them around and flip them. Cook them until they are beginning to turn brown. This will take about 10-15 minutes.

After they are browned, transfer the potatoes and another tablespoon or two of oil onto a baking sheet. Coat them in dried oregano and salt and pepper, then put them into the oven for another 10-15 minutes. Make sure they don’t burn. When you think they’re done, taste one. The outside should be brown and crunchy and the inside should be soft.
Step 4 -
Meanwhile, make the batter for the fish. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, paprika, chili powder, and garlic powder. Then add in the beer and mix well. Continue mixing until your batter is about the same consistency as pancake batter. You can add in a bit more flour or cornstarch if the mixture is too watery. Or, add in a bit of milk if it’s too thick.
Step 5 -
Set up another bowl, or baking sheet, with a generous amount of flour.
Step 6 -
Now, when the oil is finished heating up, take one piece of fish, coat it completely in flour, then coat it in the batter. Season with salt and pepper. After that, sprinkle another layer of flour on top of it and put it into the fryer, or pot of oil. Let the fish cook for 4-5 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
Do this with each piece of fish.
Step 7 -
When the fries are done, and all four pieces of fish are fried, don’t let them sit around. Eat them right away! Otherwise, they might get soggy. Serve them with lemon slices and tartar sauce, ketchup, aioli, or any other sauce you think would go good with this meal. Then, top with a few leaves of parsley.
It may seem like a lot of work, but it is 100% worth the effort. Once you’re done in the kitchen, you can sit back, cold beer in hand, and enjoy the mouth-watering flavor of these beer battered fried fish and perfectly cooked home fries.
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