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Beer Battered Fish Recipe

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  • Author: Maxine Dubois
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This Beer Battered Fish Recipe is made with white fish, flour, garlic powder, chili powder, egg, beer and fried in oil.  


  • 2 pounds cod, tilapia or halibut, cut into 4-5 inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 12 ounces light beer
  • Vegetable or Canola oil for frying
  • For Serving: Fries, lemon wedges, and tartar sauce


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, add 3 inches deep of oil and heat to 375°F (Must use candy thermometer!)
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, garlic powder, and chili powder. Whisk in the egg and beer. Let it sit for 10 minutes before dipping.
  3. Pat the fish dry with paper towels and add the salt and pepper on it.
  4. Dip the fish into the mixture and place on a plate. Working in batches, drop the fish in heated oil. Fry until golden and the fish is cooked through, about 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove and place on a wire rack.
  5. Serve with lemon wedges, tartar sauce, and/or fries.


  • Must use candy thermometer: If the oil is too hot, you can burn the outside of the fish and not cooking the inside of it. If the oil is not hot enough, the fish will come out soggy. It is best to use a candy thermometer for this.
  • Do not overcrowd the fish. Start with a few pieces and eventually will fry perfectly.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 130.0
  • Sugar: 0.0 g
  • Sodium: 350.0 mg
  • Fat: 6.0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.0 g
  • Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 7.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 20.0 mg