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Beer-Battered Fish & Chips

These beer-battered fish and chips stay crispy and delicious from the first bite to the last! They are so absolutely delicious and I serve them with salt and vinegar potato chips, but serve with French fries if you prefer! It really does not matter what type of chip you serve because the fish will steal the show.

What you will need:

  • Boneless cod loins: I prefer cod, but you could use any thick white fish such as: pollock or haddock. It has to be a thick white fish so it doesn’t fall apart in the batter when frying. 
  • Fresh or frozen cod loins: I used frozen cod loins in my recipe, sometimes it’s even better because the fish is frozen by the fisherman right on the boat. You never really know how fresh the fish is in the grocery store. 
  • Tartar sauce: You can certainly make your own, but here’s my favorite from the grocery store: https://amzn.to/2QwTfts
  • Cookware- You will need a skillet with high sides, deep fryer, or a dutch oven
  • Lager Beer- I used Fosters beer, but any lager will do such as: Pabst Blue Ribbon or Old Milwaukee


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Beer-Battered Fish and Chips

Melissa Jo
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 4 or so pieces of boneless cod loins any white fish
  • canola or vegetable oil for frying


  • 1 cup of self-rising flour
  • 2 tbsp of cornstarch and a pinch of baking powder,
  • 1 cup of beer I used Fosters

for dredging fish-

  • enough cornstarch to coat the fish about 1 cup,
  • 2 tbsp of Tony’s Creole 1 tsp of garlic powder,
  • 1 tsp of onion powder and black pepper to taste
  • canola oil enough to fry (Fry at 375 degrees)
  • have tartar sauce and your favorite chips or french fries ready!


  • pat your cod loins dry and cut them lengthwise if they are thick
  • season with salt & pepper
  • Prepare your batter by mixing the self-rising flour, cornstarch, and baking powder in a bowl. Whisk. Then place the bowl in the freezer until you’re ready to add in the beer then fry. (Keep the beer cold, too)
  • heat up canola oil on medium high heat (enough oil to fry the fish)
  • for dredging add cornstarch and all of the seasoning. whisk.
  • dredge your fish in the cornstarch mixture then shake of excess and place on rack
  • when you’re ready to fry, pull out the bowl from the freezer and begin adding the cold beer while whisking. it should be the consistency of pancake batter. (adjust to your liking)
  • dip the fish in beer batter, allow the excess to drip off, then add to the frying pan in the hot oil
  • fry about 3 minutes per side/ flip when golden brown
  • do not overcrowd the pan.
  • serve with tartar sauce & your favorite chips or french fries


Tricks to crispy fried fish from the first to the last bite:
  • Keep your batter chilled in the freezer (the dry ingredients whisked together) right up until you are ready to coat and fry 
  • Add your cold beer into the dry batter ingredients right before you are ready to fry
  • Make sure to pat your fish completely dry before you do ANYTHING. If you bought it frozen, then thaw according to the packaging completely. Then pat the cod loins dry with a paper towel
  • Dredge your fish in cornstarch before you dip into your beer batter
  • Keep your lager beer cold before you use it for the batter
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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