Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

This batter always turns out light and fluffy, I also like to add in some cayenne pepper :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil to 375 degrees F.
  2. Combine dry ingredients; add beer to get a sticky consistency for dipping.
  3. Salt fish; dip in batter.
  4. Deep fry until fish is golden brown.
  5. Note: a thicker cut of fish would be more suitable for this recipe such as Snapper, Walleye White Bass White Perch etc.


Most Helpful

The batter had a good flavor, but found it difficult to work with due to the thickness. I added about an extra 2 oz. of beer to thin it out a little. I added a couple of dashes of cayenne for some heat. I used tilapia filets for the fish, which were thin but worked out fine. I loved the texture that the cornmeal lent... filets were nice & crispy!

Janni402 July 12, 2009

I didn't have any beer on hand, so I used milk and it was still great tasting. I sprinkle the fried fish with malt vinegar to get the malt flavor. thanks!

donna.mcgroarty December 09, 2014

This was really good and a bit better than the Arthur Treacher's recipe I have used before. I used Grolsch beer and had to add a bit more to thin it out. I also added some more water to thin it out. Next time I think I will omit the corn meal because I didn't like the graininess of it. Over all a delicious batter and a definite keeper! My family really liked it.

appliance queen February 09, 2013

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