Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
This beer batter fried fish uses light beer and a few basic ingredients to create the best fish fry batter for British fish and chips. Yum!
- 2 quarts vegetable oil , for frying
- 24 ounces cod fish fillets , cut into 8 pieces
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 2 teaspoons fine sea salt
- 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
- 1 egg , lightly beaten
- 12 ounces light beer
- Tartar Sauce
- Cocktail Sauce
Heat oil in a deep fryer to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). If you don't have a deep fryer, you can heat oil in a large dutch oven or cast iron skillet, use a candy thermometer to measure.
Rinse fish and pat dry.
Combine flour, garlic powder, paprika, fine sea salt, ground pepper in a shallow dish, stirring to combine. Stir egg into dry ingredients.
Gradually mix light beer until a thin batter is formed.
Dip fish fillets into the batter and immediately drop into hot oil. Only do two at a time, depending on the size of your fryer or pan. You don't want to crowd the pan.
Turn once to ensure all sides are lightly brown and crispy, approximately 3-4 minutes for each batch, although this will be dependant on the thickness of your fillets as well.
Transfer to a paper towel lined baking sheet and place into a warm oven until ready to serve. Best eaten immediately after frying.
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Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 1276mg | Potassium: 846mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 990IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2.9mg