The ultimate fish fry recipe to make beer battered fish for some delicious fish and chips! Quick and easy to make! #fishfryrecipe #fishfrybatter #beerbatteredfish

Fish Fry

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beer battered fish, fish and chips, fish fry, fried fish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 401kcal
Author: Jessica Formicola
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!
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  • 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.
  • If you've tried this recipe, make sure to come back and let us know how you liked it! 


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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