beer battered fish

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We just came home from a chilly weekend at the cottage. We had such a great time! We spent hours wandering around the island, fishing and eating. Chris caught so many fish and one really big one! My dad showed us how to “clean” the fish, so we could cook it for my blog….There is NOTHING clean about this whole thing. I also don’t think I will ever be able to do it myself…and to be honest, I don’t see Chris gutting anything anytime soon. I took a million photo’s of the process (no one thought I should post them because they were too gross…so I just ended up posting a couple that weren’t that bad).  Every time we go to the cottage we all eat and drink way too much and this time, my mom, Chris and I just may have set a record for food consumption. We decided to beer batter and fry Chris’s fish for dinner on Saturday night. Here is a really easy recipe (but, you can also get packages of the flour mixture that taste the same, some people even use the “add water” pancake mix and instead of water add beer).

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup corn starch
  • 1 scant tsp. of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 300ml beer
  •  fresh fish fillets
  • oil for frying

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Pour cold beer in bowl.
  2. Add the flour and corn starch with the salt and baking powder in another bowl and add to beer in increments, mix with a whisk
  3. Scrape the sides of the bowl and stir.
  4. Keep adding flour mixture and whisking until you have the consistency of slightly thinned pancake batter.
  5. Place in the fridge for an hour.
  6. Heat 1/2 inch of oil in pan
  7. Dip fish in batter to evenly coat both sides, gently place in hot oil
  8. Cook 2 minutes a side
  9. Drain excess oil on paper towel or rack

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12 comments

    • Aries

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  1. Irina @ wandercrush

    Oh, this is such a beautiful post. Makes me itch for my sleeping bag and a fishing line! There are few things in life more satisfying than cooking a freshly caught fish :)

  2. james

    This should be an ad for fishing rods or fishing line. Great post. Fish’n chips for dinner tonight. *great catch by the way

  3. SHARON DELROY

    He makes yorkshire pudding and guts fish he didn’t catch. super dad!
    Your blog is amazing.

  4. Sam

    I love beer batter… So good. I have made both beer-battered fish and shrimp, as well as goat-cheese-stuffed zucchini flowers which were amazing. Your photos are gorgeous. I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award!

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