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Wonderful Fried Fish Tacos Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Wonderful Fried Fish Tacos

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"Beer battered, fried fish tacos served with all the fixings. The fish of choice is cod, but haddock is also a good bet."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    45 mins


  1. In a shallow bowl, whisk together beer, flour, and salt.
  2. Rinse fish, and pat dry. Cut into 10 equal pieces.
  3. In a large saucepan, heat 1 inch oil to 360 degrees F (168 degrees C). Using a fork, coat fish pieces in batter. Slide coated fish into hot oil in batches; adjust heat to maintain oil temperature. Fry until golden, about 2 minutes. Lift out with a slotted spoon, and drain briefly on paper towels; keep warm. Repeat to fry remaining fish.
  4. Stack 2 tortillas. Place a piece of fish and 1/2 cup cabbage in the center of the tortillas. Garnish with mayonnaise, lime wedges and salsa
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  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 07, 2006

This recipe was wonderful after I added seasoning salt, pepper, and garlic powder to the batter. I did not serve it with a salsa but rather a mix of chopped tomatoes, cilantro and onion (no juices) and made a sauce of mayo, lime juice, fresh crushed garlic, diced jalapeno, and chili powder. The sauce and that bit of flavor punch makes all the difference. Add some shredded jack cheese to the tacos too!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 09, 2004

Fish was okay, but I agree with the lack of zip part.

Jan 10, 2004

I had a hankering for a fish taco and found this recipe. I thought it was great - only thing I would add is that it lacked "zip" so I think the next time I make it I will add some spice...

Sep 07, 2010

I have used this recipe many times since finding it here. You have to adjust spices to your liking, but the easiest part is remembering that beer to flour ratio is about equal parts. Dry your fish with paper towels and dredge in flour first before the batter.. fries up very nicely! I make a tarter sauce with mayo, pickle relish (sweet), lemon or lime juice, cayenne pepper & cumin. This is awesome!! I've been on a fish kick since finding it.. I'm ready for some more soon. Cod or Haddock are great..

Jan 09, 2004

This is delicious! Having moved from just NORTH of the border to the midwest, I have a craving for fish tacos regularly. This recipe is exactly like they are made in so cal. It does lack zip, but so do the authentic ones from Mexico! The beauty of not putting the spices in the batter is to ADD spice to each individual's liking AFTER. Great recipe - thanks for sharing!

Apr 24, 2008

I made this the other night and wonderful doesn't even describe how good these where! I used Bud Light for the beer because thats what I had on hand. I also used tilapia fish. Instead of just mayo for the white sauce I mixed equal parts of sour cream and mayo and a dash of cumin and about a tsp of lime juice. I also made my own tomitillo salsa and pico de gallo. These were better then the tacos you can buy out. Thanks for the recipe!

Jan 10, 2004

Great recipe--the beer batter is delicious. It was a very different taste, but we really enjoyed it with spicy salsa.

Mar 16, 2011

I used tilapia fillets for my fish tacos. I didn't have any dark beer on hand so I used lite beer. Also, I dressed my cabbage up a bit with mayo, lime and some chopped onion. The fish fillets came out nice and crispy. Next time I might add cayenne pepper to the batter for the adults that like it spicy. Thanks for sharing !


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  • Calories
  • 472 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.5 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 28.3 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 4.8 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 17 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 353 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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