Beer Battered Cod

    15 minutes

    This is a basic beer batter and is ideal for any white fleshed fish. Serve with homemade baked potato chips and coleslaw.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 4 cups (500g) plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 2 tablespoons cornflour
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) milk
    • 3/4 cup (180ml) beer
    • salt to taste
    • ground black pepper to taste
    • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 650g cod fillets
    • 8 cups (2 litres) vegetable oil for frying

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, bicarb soda and cornflour.
    2. In a large bowl, beat together eggs and milk. Mix in beer. Stir in flour mixture. Season with salt, black pepper and garlic powder.
    3. In an electric deep fryer or a heavy saucepan, heat oil to 190 degrees C.
    4. Coat fish in batter and submerge in hot oil. Fry until golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. Serve.

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    Execellent recipe! I didn't have pastry flour so used all purpose with extra cornstarch. It was just a bit on the thick side so I added a little more milk. Easy to whip up, the batter was smooth and the fish looked like something you would get in a fish house. Beautiful and golden on the outside and moist and flakey on the inside. A real keeper.  -  03 Nov 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    The crust came out delicate and almost greaseless, which is nice since I am not a big fan of deep fried items. However my sweetie is, which is what provoked me to try this recipe. The only thing that didn't work. . . I ran out fish before I ran out of batter. However, I sliced up an onion and had onion rings. Fabulous! I couldn't stop eating them.  -  24 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    We really liked this. I halved the recipe, used Sam Adams Summer Ale, and added both Old Bay and Blackened Seasoning. The batter fried up crispy and light. Will make again!  -  04 Sep 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)