Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 mins

A very simple, easy to prepare and a tasty recipe. I have been trying out various recipes and finally came up with this recipe that does a great job for tilapia or halibut fish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, mix together 1/4 cup of flour, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper; set aside.
  2. Rinse fish fillets under cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Cut fish into 1 inch wide by about 4 inches long pieces; set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and pepper.
  5. Add beer and beaten egg and whisk until well blended and the batter is light, smooth and quite thin (like whipping cream).
  6. In a medium size saucepan or a frying pan, heat oil to 350°F.
  7. Dredge fish pieces in the flour mixture.
  8. Drop the floured fish pieces into the batter to coat, then lift out with tongs and let the excess batter drip off.
  9. Drop the battered fish into the hot oil and cook for about 1 minute, turn over and cook for an additional 1 minute or until light golden brown.
  10. Do not overcook.
  11. Remove from oil onto paper towels to absorb any excess cooking oil.
  12. Serve immediately with lemon wedges and tartar sauce.


Most Helpful

Tried your Tilapia recipe tonight since we had a craving for fish and chips... l must say Uncle Bill we both agreed that it was really very good! I stayed true to your instructions, but cheated a little, I used my electric deep fryer instead. Added a photo, hope you don't mind.

Grumpybaker March 14, 2012

My dh and I this for dinner tonight and we absolutely loved it. Complimented it with sliced tomatoes marinated in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, basil and oregano. We also had a wonderful salad with sunflower seeds, almonds and raspberries. Great dinner, I will definately make this again! :D

Lady Westphal April 02, 2011

UNCLE BILL This is a delicious fish recipe, you really came up with a winner.. Everyone said it deserves more than 5 stars and i agree.. They all copied the recipe. Thanks for sharing. nita

nita 284904 southern girl May 07, 2010

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a