In this video, we'll use beer to make a quick and easy batter for fried fish or chicken. Just like cooking with wine, be sure you select a beer that you like drinking. This batter is simply seasoned with garlic powder and ground black pepper. Try adding a bit of salt and ground cayenne pepper for an extra kick. Get the recipe for Beer Batter. Now that you've got the batter, go ahead and pick one of these recipes for fried fish.