Rating: 3.3 stars
122 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 38
  • 2 star values: 30
  • 1 star values: 3

This crispy beer batter can also be used for chicken tenders, onion rings, and zucchini slices.

Everyday Food, June 2010

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prep:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a wide 6-quart pot fitted with a deep-fat thermometer, heat oil to 350 degrees over medium-high. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and baking powder. Slowly add beer and whisk batter until smooth. Line a baking sheet with paper towels and place near stove.

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  • Pat fish dry with paper towels and season lightly with salt. In two batches, dip fish into batter (gently shaking off excess) and place in oil. Fry fish, turning occasionally, until deep golden brown and crisp, about 7 minutes per batch (adjust heat as necessary to maintain 350 degrees throughout frying).

  • With a slotted spoon or mesh strainer, transfer fish to prepared sheet to drain. Keep warm while cooking second batch. Serve with lemon wedges and tartar sauce.

Cook's Notes

If you don't have a thermometer, drop a little batter into the oil to see if it's ready -- the batter should start to bubble and rise to the top on contact.

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Reviews (5)

122 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 38
  • 2 star values: 30
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2014
I have made this recipe at least 20 times and every time it gets rave reviews. Making it tonight for someone who would rather eat this dish, than go out for a birthday dinner. Nice compliment. It is absolutely delicious. You can also reheat in the oven if you need to but would do only same day for best flavor/texture.
Rating: Unrated
07/10/2013
AMAZING!!!!
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07/05/2013
Delicious! We just got back from a family vacation in San Francisco and were craving fish and chips. This definitely satisfied the craving. I also made the oven fries from EDF and those were also perfect! Thanks for a great recipe!
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06/01/2013
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06/29/2011
This worked beautifully and was SUPER delicious! I didn't expect much from such a simple recipe, but I will be making this again for sure. Then only downfall is the cleanup.