I love beer battered fish, but I have to admit, I had never made it at home before. Then, a couple of days ago, I finally decided it was time to give it a try. I expected it to be somewhat time consuming, but I was pleasantly surprised, it was quick and easy to make, even on a weeknight. I even made a homemade tartar sauce!
The beer batter takes almost no time to whip up and the fish only takes a few minutes to fry. The result is a light crunchy batter on the outside and a moist tender fish on the inside!
Beer Battered Tilapia
- 2 cups flour, plus more for dredging fish
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 2 eggs
- 14 oz beer
- 4-6 pieces of tilapia (or any mild white fish), about 4 oz each
- vegetable oil
- homemade tartar sauce
- lemon wedges
Combine flour, baking powder, salt and pepper in a medium size mixing bowl. Whisk in eggs and beer until batter is smooth.
Dredge fish fillets in flour. Dip fish in batter.
Pour 1 inch of oil in a deep skillet or a dutch oven. Heat over medium high heat to 350 degrees.
Add 3 to 4 pieces of fish to hot oil, making sure you don’t crowd the pan. Fry in batches if necessary. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown.
Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
Serve immediately with tartar sauce and lemon wedges.
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