Beer Battered Fish

Beer Battered Fish

Add a big squeeze of lemon to this mouth watering, crispy beer battered fish. Serve with a fresh green salad, chippies and tartare dipping sauce.

  • 1 can of beer
  • 150g self raising flour
  • 150g plain flour
  • 800g fresh white fish (Whiting, Flat head, Rockling)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon to serve


Method (Serves 4)

  1. In a large bowl, mix the beer, self raising flour, salt and pepper to form the batter. Let the batter sit for 20 minutes.
  2. Cut the fish into 2cm wide fillets.
  3. Pre-heat the oil in the deep fryer to 170°C.
  4. Dust each fillet with plain flour and dip it into the batter. Lower the fryer basket into the oil, gently place fillets into the deep fryer basket and cook for 2-3 minutes or until cooked through (time may vary slightly depending on thickness).
  5. When cooked to a golden colour, raise and tilt basket for a few minutes allowing the fried fish to drain.
  6. Serve at once on warmed plates with a big sqeeze of fresh lemon and a garden salad.

Tip:  Use chop sticks to lay the battered fish into the deep fryer with the basket down, it's not so messy this way.  Also, make sure you are prepared with a plate and absorbant paper ready for the fish to rest on until you have fried all the pieces.