Beer Battered Fish and Chips

Total Time:
55 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 4 large baking potatoes, cut into French fry strips
  • Beer Batter:
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle beer
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon House Seasoning, recipe follows
  • 1 1/2 pounds cod fillets, skinned with bones removed, and fish cut diagonally into 1-inch-wide strips (5 to 6-inches long)
Directions

In a Dutch oven, heat oil to 375 degrees F.

Fry potatoes until golden brown, roughly 10 minutes removing with a slotted spoon or spider. Hold in low oven to keep warm while cooking the fish.

Preheat oven to 225 degrees F,

Batter:

In a large bowl, pour in 1 bottle of beer. Sift 1 1/2 cups flour into the bowl, whisking in gently until just combined, stir in House Seasoning. Pat fish dry and season on both sides with salt and pepper and coat the fish in the beer batter. Dredge the pieces of fish in 1/2 cup of remaining flour and slide into oil as coated. Fry fish, turning over frequently, until deep golden and cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined baking sheet and keep warm in oven. Fry remaining fish in batches, returning oil to 375 degrees F between batches.

Serve fish with French fries.

House Seasoning:

1 cup salt

1/4 cup black pepper

1/4 cup garlic powder

Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.


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love this recipe, delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this with fresh wild cod, canola oil, and a pilsner beer. We have made this "house seasoning" for 20 years, so I always have it on hand. I did add a few shakes of 21 Seasoning Salute (Trader Joes) to the coating mix. Oh, man, was this da' bomb. Coating was light and crisp, and cod was moist and tender. Definite the best fish I've ever made. item not reviewed by moderator and published
LOVE IT item not reviewed by moderator and published
dear lord, please read the part that says HALF TEASPOON! I put the whole amount in, so salty, it ruined the fish. otherwise, quite good item not reviewed by moderator and published
I do not understand the problem everyone is having with the seasoning. It clearly says 1/2 teaspoon. Anybody who cooks actually knows that you season to taste and if you truly think you should use that much seasoning in anything then you don't cook much or know how to read. Great recipe!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It is a lousy recipe- The result is nothing like any fish & ships I had every tasted. the recipe is stupid simple- but the result is stupid as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pretty good, nice and crispy. It was a little bland so next time I'll experiment with different spices. I used Guinness beer and added some crushed almonds to the 1/2 cup of flour for a little extra something. I'd make it again, though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe needs to be amended!!!!!! I just ruined our dinner by using the entire amount of House Seasoning in the batter. Why would the recipe include a seasoning mixture for 100 times the amount required for this dish??? I realize this was a stupid mistake and some reviews say it should be common sense, BUT if you are not an experienced cook and are making beer battered fish for the first time, it is simply confusing. Please rewrite this recipe so this doesn't happen to anyone else on a Friday night home and hungry for a fish fry. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome recipe. If you follow the recipe, the house seasonings make sense. I just used smaller amounts since I didn't want a lot of house seasoning left over. My whole family liked it. I used an IPA for the batter. Great recipe, Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good. Usually you flour then batter...this was crispier and lighter. My husband loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
you're an idiot Georgie boy......lol item not reviewed by moderator and published
feel better now that you abused another person with name calling. Check yourself winner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You know that part where it says 1/2 tsp house seasoning? Apparently not... :D item not reviewed by moderator and published
be nice item not reviewed by moderator and published
obviously George does not know how to read item not reviewed by moderator and published

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