Beer Battered Fish

beer battered tilapia
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Beer Battered Fish

For our Beer Battered Fish we use mild tasting tilapia fillets which work great with this quick meal. Cook up a big batch to serve with French fries and coleslaw for a fish and chips dinner.

beer battered fish

Directions

  1. Place 1 cup of white flour, 1 tsp. of salt, 1/2 tsp. of fresh cracked pepper and 2 tsp. of fresh, chopped dill into a mixing bowl.
  2. Beat together in another bowl: 2 large egg yolks, 1 tbsp. melted butter and 3/4 cup of light beer.
  3. Whip 2 large egg whites at a high speed with egg beaters until they form soft peaks.

  4. Pour the egg yolk mixture into the flour mixture and mix, just until combined. Fold in the egg whites gently with a spatula.

Frying the Tilapia

  1. Place 2 lbs. of tilapia fillets on a cutting board. Pat the fillets dry with paper towels.
  2. Cut the fillets into 1 or 2-inch strips or chunks, depending how you like yours, with a sharp knife.
  3. Fill a heavy, deep skillet or frying pan with 2 to 3 inches of vegetable oil. Attach a thermometer to the inside of the pan.
  4. Heat the oil to 375 F over medium-high heat.
  5. Place 2 to 3 pieces of fish into the batter. Coat the fish with the batter and pick out the pieces, one at a time, with metal tongs. Gently lower the fish into the hot oil. Add the remaining battered fish pieces.
  6. Cook the fish until its golden brown, about 5 to 8 minutes. Remove the fish with a slotted metal spoon and place them on a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Serve the fish immediately with lemons and tartar sauce.

Simple Homemade Tarter Sauce

For homemade tarter sauce, combine 1/3 cup mayo, 2 tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp sweet pickle relish and 1/4 tsp onion powder and mix well.

Video on how to make a versatile beer batter for any fish.