Beer Battered Fish Filets

I’ve only recently gotten back into fishing. I grew up in Georgia and loved fishing with my Dad on freshwater lakes, catching crappie, blue gill, and the occasional bass.  Now that I’m older, and live in Maryland, I can afford a boat and getting out on lakes and the Chesapeake Bay.  I foresee a lot more fish recipes in this here blog in the near future 🙂


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup beer (I used Coors Light)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 2/3 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Black pepper (to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 5 cups olive oil
  • 1-3 lbs fish filets


  • In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cornstarch.
  • In a large bowl, mix eggs and milk.
  • Mix in beer.
  • Stir in flour mixture.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • In a heavy saucepan, heat oil to 375 degrees.
  • Coat fish in batter, and submerge in hot oil.  Fry until golden brown, about 4-6 minutes.
Top to bottom: 2 largemouth bass, 1 black crappie, 4 white perch

Author: Dan Gilmore

Hi, I'm Dan, and while I do web development for a living, one of my favorite things to do is cook wildly extravagant recipes if only for the challenge. I look forward to sharing my culinary exploits with friends and family and I also welcome any and all feedback.

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