How to Make Beer Batter

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After a day out fishing with mates, there is nothing better than being back at home and getting ready to cook the days catch.  Here is an amazing recipe for how to make beer batter that works great on fish.

How to make beer batter

This light beer batter recipe makes it an easy coating.  It turns very crispy and is very delicious on white fish.

beer batter

Beer battered fish recipe

Prep – 15 mins – Cook – 25 mins

Serves 4


  • 3 cup self-raising flour
  • 500 mm cold beer (lager or pale ale is best for batter)
  • Vegetable oil, to deep-fry
  • 500g white boneless fish fillets
  • Lemon wedges, to serve
  • Tartar sauce, to serve


  • Place 2 cups flour in a large bowl. Gradually whisk in the beer to form a batter.  Set aside.
  • Add enough oil to a large, deep saucepan to reach a depth of 8cm. Heat over medium heat.
  • Season remaining flour with salt and pepper. Lightly coat the fish in flour, shaking off excess.  Working the batches, dip fish in batter, then add to the pan, being careful not to overcrowd the pan.  Cook turning for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Remove using a slotted spoon and place on a wire rack over a tray to drain. Keep warm.  Serve with lemon wedges and tartar sauce.

Tip: Any white boneless fish would work in this recipe, but Flathead is a great choice.

Here are some more amazing recipes that any bloke can cook.  Fishing is one skill every man should know, but cooking ranks right up there as well.  Being able to combine both into a simple recipe as this one works.   Once you master how to make beer batter, you can pretty much do it on anything you want.

This type of batter on vegetables or even other proteins like chicken works a treat as well.

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