Crispy Fried Fish


For this fried fish, whip up a regular beer batter and add a final spicy, dry dredge to create a truly crispy dish.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 ½ cups beer

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 pound cod fillets

  • 2 cups crushed cornflake crumbs

  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

  • 1 quart oil for frying


  1. Beat together beer, flour, egg, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl until smooth. Add cod fillets; stir gently until well coated.

  2. Mix together cornflake crumbs and Cajun seasoning in a separate medium bowl until well combined. Dip cod in cornflake mixture to thoroughly coat all sides.

  3. Heat oil in a large, heavy skillet or deep fryer to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). Fry cod in hot oil until golden brown and flesh is easily flaked with a fork. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

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)

634 Calories
24g Fat
69g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 634
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 833mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 69g 25%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 10mg 49%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 15mg 83%
Potassium 563mg 12%

* 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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