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Beer Batter Fish Fry

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  • Author: jerri green
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


A delicious beer battered fish fry recipe.


  • 3 pieces of cod
  • 3/4 cups of flour
  • 1/4 cup of cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp of kosher salt
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/3 cup of lager beer
  • vegetable oil
  • lemon


  1. Place enough vegetable oil in cast iron skillet til 1/2 inch high.
  2. Heat on medium.
  3. Combine all the dry ingredients except the salt and baking powder in a mixing bowl.
  4. Place 2/3 of the mixture in a baking sheet and spread it out.
  5. Pat fish dry and salt.
  6. Add baking powder and beer to remaining dry ingredients in bowl and combine.
  7. Coat fish in dry mix (in baking sheet) first, then in batter (in bowl), then again in dry mix.
  8. Place fish in hot oil.
  9. Turn after a few minutes, when crust is golden.
  10. Remove and drain on paper bag or towels.
  11. Squeeze fresh lemon before serving.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
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