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Homemade Beer Battered Fish

Homemade Beer Battered Fish & Chips

  • Author: Brown Sugar Food Blog
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


This easy recipe makes the best crispy and flavorful beer-battered fish and chips at home. Serve with tartar sauce and lemon wedges for a classic British dish.


Units Scale
  • canola oil for frying
  • 24 oz. Cod fish
  • 3 c. flour (divided)
  • 2 c. beer
  • 1/2 tbsp. salt
  • 1/2 tbsp. pepper
  • 2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 4 large russet potatoes


  1. Thinly slice your potatoes and turn to a bowl filled with cold water until ready to fry. This prevents the potatoes from turning brown. Pat the potatoes more with paper towels and cover them with paper towels. Allow sitting at room temperature for 15- 20 minutes.
  2. Pour the oil into a Dutch Oven at 350 Degrees and turn your oven on the warm setting. Fill the oven only halfway.
  3. Once the oil is heated, take a handful of the potatoes and turn to oil. Fry for 5-7 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown.
  4. Use a slotted spoon to remove from oil, turn to a cooling rack, and immediately season with kosher salt and pepper. Repeat until all potatoes are cooked.
  5. Remove the chips from the cooling rack, turn to a baking sheet evenly spaced out, and place in the oven on the top rack until ready to serve.
  6. Slice the cod into eight thin strips, triangles, or to your liking. Once your cod has been sliced, sprinkle with salt and pepper on both sides.
  7. Add 1 cup of flour to a plate and set aside. Add the 2 cups of flour and the spices (salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and smoked paprika) in a large bowl and whisk together.
  8. Slowly add in the beer while whisking. The batter should be thick and smooth. If it is too clumpy, add an extra tablespoon of beer until the batter is thick and smooth.
  9. Dredge the fish fillets into the flour and shake the excess flour off the fish. Dip into the beer batter and place into the deep fryer for 5-7 minutes. Repeat for all fish pieces. Remove with a slotted spoon, shake excess oil, and turn to a cooling wire rack. Serve with chips and tartar sauce.


NOTE: To make homemade tartar sauce combine 1 cup of mayonnaise, 1 ½ tsp of dill, and 2 tbsp. Of sweet relish, a little lemon juice, salt and pepper, and mix. 

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Deep Dry
  • Cuisine: American

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