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Beer Batter Fish Fillets

"An exceptional dill flavored, beer batter for deep frying. Fish options include cod, haddock, sea bass, and orange roughy. Suggestions for side dishes are french fries, hush puppies, and ginger coleslaw."
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40 m servings 442 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (6 servings)


  • Calories:
  • 442 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 30.8 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs:
  • 20g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 19.4 g
  • 39%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 92 mg
  • 31%
  • Sodium:
  • 458 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder, and dill. Add beer, milk, and eggs; mix well.
  2. Place fish fillets in batter mixture, coat well, and let stand for 15 minutes.
  3. Heat deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place fish in hot oil, and fry until golden brown. Cook fish in batches to maintain oil temperature. Serve.


  • 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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  1. 160 Ratings

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I read the reviews of this, and I have to admit I was worried about the end result. After a few modifications- omited the dill(my family dosen't care for it), used a tablespoon each of onion pow...

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I was so hesitant to try this and I should have followed my gut!!! I HATE giving bad reviews, but this is the first one! My fish was perfectly cooked, but the batter was crispy for about 10 sec...

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I read the reviews of this, and I have to admit I was worried about the end result. After a few modifications- omited the dill(my family dosen't care for it), used a tablespoon each of onion pow...

This was totaly awesome!! After reading some of the other reviews, they stated the batter was to running. I added a 1/2 cup of corn meal to the batter, also some garlic & onion powder to taste a...

We enjoyed this meal, although I did leave out the dill, as I didn't have any, and I cut the amount of beer to slightly less than half a cup, because three quarters seemed to be too much and wou...

Excellent! I did change a few things. First I scaled the recipe to four servings. Then I increased the 1/2 cup of flour to 2/3 and used 2 Tbls. of fresh dill instead of the 1/4 tsp. used in t...

This was really good and really easy to make. After reading other reviews, I decided to increase the flour to 1-1/2 cups, the baking powder to 1-1/2 tsp., and the dill to 3/4 tsp. We like dill...

Good batter. I took into consideration that the batter may be thin, so I added a little less beer & milk. I also added garlic & onion powders. It did need a little more flavor, but it renewed...

We used Tilapia fish fillets. The kids devoured them. Used dry "dill & lemon" spice versus just dill. Used elctronic skillet with a 1/4 inch of oil versus deep fry.

Good stuff. It was a wee bit thin, but that is easy to fix with a touch more flour.

I like a litte more spices, but my husband loved it. He thought it was great beer battered fish. I will definately make again.