Beer Battered Oven Fried Fish

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 16 mins

From Cooking Light.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 12 teaspoon pepper
  • 14 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 23 cup beer
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 cups dry breadcrumbs
  • 12 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 12 lbs firm white fish fillets, grouper, catfish or tilapia, cut into 4 x 1 inch strips
  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Coat the bottom of a jelly roll or baking pan with vegetable oil.
  3. Combine flour, pepper, and garlic salt in a large bowl.
  4. Add beer and stir well.
  5. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  6. Gently fold egg whites into flour mixture.
  7. Combine breadcrumbs and parsley in a shallow dish.
  8. Dip one fish strip into the flour mixture and then dredge in the breadcrumb mixture. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
  9. Repeat with the remaining fish strips.
  10. Lightly coat strips with cooking spray.
  11. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
  12. Remove from oven.
  13. Preheat broiler.
  14. Broil the fish strips 1 minute or until tops are lightly browned.
Most Helpful

Very good! I added in some old bay seasoning to the panko bread crumbs and served as a fried fish po'boy with remoulade. I froze half before baking, so I'll update the review when I find out how well it worked. Thanks for posting a great way to have lighter "fried" fish!

under12parsecs February 19, 2011

I really liked this recipe! I made it wheat/gluten free by using the special flour and breadcrumbs. I used plaice, which I wouldn't usually consider battering, but it worked!!! I also added a little cayenne chilli pepper, and my fish hating bf loved it. I served it with quartered baby potatoes, oven roasted in rosemary oil, a tin of peas, and a bottle of Champagne to commiserate the "Emergency Supplementary Budget" the Irish goverment announced today. Thanks for a great recipe!

Laura1986 April 07, 2009

I thought this was okay. I was making this for fish tacos so I added some seasoning to the batter but all together I thought it was more work than a usual oven fried fish and my fish was done after 10 minutes.

Jules127 October 19, 2007