Beer Batter for Fish


Basic beer batter, good for almost any white fleshed fish.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
2 to 4 servings


  • 3 eggs

  • ¾ cup beer

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • 4 cups pastry flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • salt to taste

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 116 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 ½ pounds cod fillets

  • 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cornstarch.

  2. In a large bowl, beat together eggs and milk. Mix in beer. Stir in flour mixture. Season with salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.

  3. In an electric deep fryer or a heavy saucepan, heat oil to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  4. Coat fish in batter, and submerge in hot oil. Fry until golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. Serve.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

772 Calories
42g Fat
75g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 772
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g 53%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 492mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 75g 27%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 247mg 19%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 824mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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