Beer-Battered Cod

Beer-Battered Cod close up
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Total Time:
35 mins


  • Cooking oil for deep-fat frying

  • 6 4-6 ounce fresh or frozen cod fillets

  • 2 cup self-rising flour

  • ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper

  • 1 12 ounce can beer


  1. In a heavy 3-quart saucepan or deep-fat fryer heat 2 inches of oil to 365 degree F.

  2. Meanwhile, thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish and pat dry. In a large bowl stir together the flour, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle both sides of fish with 2 tablespoons of the flour mixture. Add beer to remaining flour mixture and stir until combined. Dip fish pieces, one at a time, in the batter, coating well. (Batter will be thick.)

  3. Carefully lower the fish pieces into the hot oil. Fry 1 or 2 pieces at a time for 4 to 6 minutes or until golden and fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Drain on paper towels and keep warm in a 300 degree F oven while frying remaining fish. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

635 Calories
29g Fat
50g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 635
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 1181mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 1.8mg 9%
Calcium 242.3mg 19%
Iron 3.6mg 20%
Potassium 805mg 17%
Folate, total 112.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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