Uncle Bill's Deep Fried Tilapia Fish

READY IN: 17mins




  • 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.
  • Rinse fish fillets under cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Cut fish into 1 inch wide by about 4 inches long pieces; set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and pepper.
  • Add beer and beaten egg and whisk until well blended and the batter is light, smooth and quite thin (like whipping cream).
  • In a medium size saucepan or a frying pan, heat oil to 350°F.
  • Dredge fish pieces in the flour mixture.
  • Drop the floured fish pieces into the batter to coat, then lift out with tongs and let the excess batter drip off.
  • 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.
  • Do not overcook.
  • Remove from oil onto paper towels to absorb any excess cooking oil.
  • Serve immediately with lemon wedges and tartar sauce.