Beer Battered Fish

Sometimes simple is best. This is a very quick and easy way to do classic “fish ‘n chips” at home. If you can’t or don’t drink beer, use 2 cups of water, or soda water instead – it works just as well. If you don’t have either, just use water.


  • 2 fillets of white fish
  • 1 cup of white flour
  • 1/2 cup of corn flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 can of beer
  • Oil for frying (amount depends on how big your pot or saucepan is. Enough so that the fish will be entirely submerged.)


Put your oil in a pot and put it on the stove at high heat.

Dust a plate with half of the corn flour (1/4 cup worth).

Add the white flour, remaining corn flour and beer into a bowl and mix gently until combined (we don’t want to beat too much of the beer fizz out of the mixture).

Use paper towel to remove excess moisture from the fish.

Press the fish fillets into the corn flour on the plate. Coat both sides.

Dip the fillets into the batter, coating everything.

Gently lower the fillets into the hot oil and fry for two minutes. Take the fillets out and rest them on a wire rack to drain.

Put the fillets back into the oil again and fry until golden. Probably around 4-5 minutes.

Take the fillets out and rest on a wire rack for a minute or two to drain excess oil.

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