Fish and Chips with Beer Batter

It seems that every couple of months I crave something fried.

Fish and Chips with Beer Batter | Bakerette.com

Remember those amazing sticky chicken wings we had at the Super Bowl? I was licking the sauce out of the bowl–I may have done it with my tongue instead of my fingers, but I’ll leave that up to your imagination. I don’t know what that says about me, but just hang in there and don’t commit me yet to an asylum.

Well, this is one of those days I’m craving something fried…and beings I have some extra cod in the freezer, I was looking for a fish recipe for fish and chips.

This is a fun, quick and easy meal to make. You can eat the fillets alone as fish and chips or sandwiched between burger buns. Add tangy tartar sauce, crisp lettuce leaves, and a tomato slice and you get the ultimate fish sandwich!

Fish and Chips with Beer Batter | Bakerette.com Recipes

 

If you don’t like to cook with beer, you can use non-alcoholic beer or sparkling non-alcoholic apple cider (like Martinelli’s) in its place. Martinelli’s can usually be found at any grocery store either in the soda or juice section. I’m one of those non-drinkers, so I adapted this to use Martinelli’s because it’s too darn tempting to not take a swig out of the bottle as you’re cooking and Martinelli’s has a bite to it that makes it burn as it goes down–but a feel-good kind of burn, you know? Yes, you know.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Start to finish: 15 minutes
Yields: 4

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 pound fish fillets, thawed if frozen (I use cod)
  • 1 cup + 3-4 Tbsp. original Bisquick mix, divided
  • 1/2 cup regular beer or non-alcoholic beer or sparkling non-alcoholic apple cider
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • Tartar sauce, if desired.

Instructions

  1. Heat oil (1 1/2 inches deep) in heavy 3-quart saucepan or deep fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Lightly coat fish with 3 to 4 Tbsp. Bisquick mix.
  3. Beat 1 cup Bisquick mix, beer, salt and egg with hand beater until smooth. (If batter is too thick, stir in additional beer, 1 Tbsp. at a time until desired consistency). Consistency should be like cake batter.
  4. Dip fish into batter, letting excess drip into bowl.
  5. Fry fish in oil about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown; drain. Serve hot with tartar sauce.

Nutrition: Calories 300; total fat 10g; total carbohydrates 26g; Protein 26g.

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Recipe type: Main Dish, Fish and Seafood
Cuisine: European
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 pound fish fillets, thawed if frozen (I use cod)
  • 1 cup + 3-4 Tbsp. original Bisquick mix, divided
  • 1/2 cup regular, non-alcoholic beer, or sparkling non-alcoholic apple cider
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • Tartar sauce
  • , if desired.
Instructions
  1. Heat oil (1 1/2 inches) in heavy 3-quart saucepan or deep fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Lightly coat fish with 3 to 4 Tbsp. Bisquick mix.
  3. Beat 1 cup Bisquick mix, beer, salt and egg with hand beater until smooth. (if batter is too thick, stir in additional beer, 1 Tbsp. at a time until desired consistency). Consistency should be like cake batter.
  4. Dip fish into batter, letting excess drip into bowl.
  5. Fry fish in oil about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown; drain. Serve hot with
  6. tartar sauce
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 300 Fat: 10 g Carbs: 26 g Protein: 26 g

 

Recipe Adapted from Betty Crocker
72 Money-Saving Recipes | Bisquick | Feb/Mar 2010 No. 253

About Jen

Jen is owner, author, and creative mind behind Bakerette. Jen eats a vegan diet and recently converted Bakerette to a plant-based website that offers a smattering of healthful recipes! Jen is author of the cookbook Festive Feasts: Meals and Memories from Halloween to Christmas, which can be purchased online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Comments

  1. Jen, I just pinned your other three recipes from your blog… Everything looks great!

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