Recipe by Carolina Gelen

Beer Battered Fish

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Parve Parve
Easy Easy
4 Servings


- Gluten - Wheat
20 Minutes

No Diets specified

Submitted to the My kosher recipe contestgelen

  This is one of the best ways to eat fish, in my opinion. Frying the fish in this batter helps it keep its moisture and creates this wonderful contrast between the crispy crust and the perfectly cooked fish.


Main ingredients

  • 1 fish fillet of choice (see note)

  • 2/3 cup beer (150 ml)

  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour (100 g) plus extra flour for coating the fish fillet

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • salt and pepper for seasoning

  • 1 lemon for serving

  • vegetable oil for frying


For Frozen Fish


Place the fish under lukewarm water for a few minutes


Cut the fish into smaller pieces.


Pour some more lukewarm water into a bowl, squeeze a little bit of lemon into it and let the fish hang in there – it should be ready by the time you’re done making the beer batter.


I recommend using a firm, meaty, white, boneless and skinless fish fillet like cod, halibut, fluke, flounder, pike-perch – your choice, but also, no one is here to stop you from experimenting with other kinds of fish!

Prepare the Beer Battered Fish


All you need to do for this step is: get a bowl, pour in the beer, add the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt and whisk everything up until the batter it’s all smooth and lump-free.


Pat dry the fish with a clean towel, season it with salt and pepper (and/or other additional spices like chilli flakes, cumin, curry, paprika, the option is yours!). Next, lightly coat the fish with flour.


Fill up your pan/pot of choice with oil (I’m using sunflower seed oil) on medium high heat. You want an oil bath, so make sure the level of the oil is high enough so that the fish will not touch the bottom of the pan. Once the oil is ready, gently drop each piece of fish into the oil and fry it until it all becomes golden brown (flip it mid-frying if necessary).


Take the fish out and place it on a cooling rack, hitting it with a healthy pinch of salt as soon as it comes out of the oil.

Beer Battered Fish

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