Beer Battered Fish Fry

By Mr. Food

Beer Battered Fish Fry


Pancake mix isn’t just for breakfast, and beer isn’t just for drinking. Proof of that is with our mouthwatering pub-style recipe for Beer Battered Fish Fry. You’ll lure everyone to the table with this catch!

Serves: 4

Cooking Time: 10 min 

  • 1 1/2 cups pancake mix
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 cup beer
  • 1 egg
  • Peanut oil for frying
  • 2 1/2 pounds white-fleshed fillets, cut into 2-inch pieces



  1. In a large bowl, combine pancake mix, sugar, salt, cayenne pepper, beer, and egg; mix well.
  2. Heat 1 inch of oil in a large deep skillet over medium heat until hot but not smoking.
  3. Dip fish pieces into batter, coating completely, then fry in oil 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until coating is golden and fish flakes easily with a fork.
  4. Drain on a paper towel-lined platter. Serve immediately.

You can substitute club soda for the beer, if you prefer. If batter begins to thicken, just add a bit more liquid.

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