Beer batter for Fried Fish

I’ve been trying to incorporate more fish into our diets, and while Camila is game for fish prepared any way, Mika doesn’t really like it.  Alas, Camila only likes fish because Mika doesn’t like it, so I don’t have too much of an incentive of trying to convince Mika that fish is really good – Camila would probably stop liking it instantly.  So instead I often prepare fish in the only way Mika will eat it: fried.  And, let’s be realistic, I love fry fish too – so I’m using Mika as an excuse for as long as I can.

Today Mika was not at home for dinner, but I still decided to make fried fish – excuses be damned.  I’ve tried many, many, many batters before but I had not come across one that I liked.  Tonight I finally found one.  This is a very simple batter – really, couldn’t get simpler – but it was very crispy and actually tasty.  The “secret” is using corn starch in addition to flour.  Remember to salt the fish and dredge it in flour before soaking in the batter.  Fry in high heat.  I tried this batter with both swai and cod, but greatly preferred it on the swai.

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 3/4 bottle Pale Ale

Sift the flour, corn starch, salt and paprika together. Whisk in the Pale Ale. That’s it 🙂

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  1. David

    Krusteaz pancake batter with beer substituted for water.

  2. Kathy

    Fish is disgusting even if fried. The smell alone. Shrimp is the only passable form.

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