Monday, April 18, 2011

Beer Battered Fish

Up here in Wisconsin, a fish fry is something many many people do each and every Friday.   You can't find a local restaurant or VFW that isn't packed on a Friday night with people ordering either Perch or Haddock.  I personally love the baked or fried haddock and look forward to any Friday we get to go out and get some.  Ever since we've had our girls, we haven't made it out nearly as much as we used to.  This fish was VERY good and the crust turned out really crunchy!  It's a good substitute to when we aren't able to actually go out for fish. 

2.5 Cups Flour (2 Cups and 1/2 Cup Separated)
1 12 oz can of beer
1 tsp. Baking Powder
Haddock or Cod Fillets, cut into sandwich size portions
1 Egg
Salt and Pepper
Oil for frying


Heat oil in a pan.  You will want it around 350 degrees.

Start off with two bowls.  In one bowl, add the 2 Cups of flour, 1 Egg, Baking Powder and Beer.  Stir to combine together.  

In another bowl, add half a cup of Flour.  

Start off with your fillet, place into the plain flour bowl, salt and pepper one side to your liking.  Then flip it over to coat both sides with flour.  Next, dip into the batter, shaking off excess.  Place into heated oil.   Cook for about 4-5 minutes each side, until fully browned.  Place into paper towel to absorb excess oil.   Continue with remaining fillets of fish.  

Serve on a soft or crusty bun of your choice.  


  1. So true about Wisconsin fish frys! I went out last Friday in Milwaukee and my cousin was stumped as to what to order when he discovered the restaurant didn't have a fish fry option. It's funny how it's just assumed that most restaurants will.

  2. I love fish fillet sandwiches at Mcdonald's. This looks way better.

  3. What Sauce is on that ?