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: 401 kcal
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


  1. 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.
  2. Rinse fish and pat dry.
  3. Combine flour, garlic powder, paprika, fine sea salt, ground pepper in a shallow dish, stirring to combine. Stir egg into dry ingredients.
  4. Gradually mix light beer until a thin batter is formed.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Transfer to a paper towel lined baking sheet and place into a warm oven until ready to serve. Best eaten immediately after frying.
  8. If you've tried this recipe, make sure to come back and let us know how you liked it! 

Recipe Notes

Adapted from . 

Nutrition Facts
Fish Fry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 401 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 114mg38%
Sodium 1276mg55%
Potassium 846mg24%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 990IU20%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.