Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Crispy tender fried perch.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb perch fillet
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 16 ounces light beer
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 cup oil


  1. Heat skillet fryer with hot oil.
  2. Mix flour, cornmeal, beer, salt pepper and seasonings until a batter consistency.
  3. Coat filets with batter.
  4. Deep fry til golden brown. Approx 3 minutes per side.
Most Helpful

This is the lightest and crispiest batter ever. Absolulely delish.One problem, my husband doesn't want to take me to fish fry anymore, he likes this better!!!

Clare Rieben November 06, 2009

Pretty good, but the batter seemed thin and created too much. I think I'd try decreasing the amount of beer next time, and make less overall. Nonetheless, dinner was great. Thanks.

Debbie R. July 06, 2009

I had the beer on hand (for the beer batter bread), so a can went into this. Very nice batter. This made quite a bit, so I put some aside prior to putting the fish into it. Honestly, I bet that you could pull out some of the batter while it is still quite thick and make hush puppies out of it. This was also good on mozzarella sticks. Thank you Lisa! BTW, this was used for a pan fry and not a deep fry.

dogsandwoods March 12, 2009