Beer battered fish

imageThe only fish and chips we have is the one bought from the local fish and chip shop. It always takes better than homemade ones.

We are not really big fish eaters, the only one in the family that really eats fish is my mother… she could eat tin fish and boiled egg curry every non fasting day till it starts coming out of her ears.

I was reading Zola’s cookbook, when I came across the recipe for beer battered fish and since the boss is already stocking up with alcoholic beverages for the year end party I asked if I could have a tin to use and he agreed as long as he got to taste.

Delicious and everyone was happy afterwards lol wonder if it was the fish or the batter.

Since I can’t make a potatoe wedge to save my life, I used my apple slicer to slice the potatoes. I left the skins on and deep fried to give it a rustic approach.


  • 100g x cake flour.
  • 55g x corn flour
  • 1 x tsp baking powder.
  • 1 x tsp salt.
  • 300ml beer.
  • 7 x pieces of Hake fillets.


  • In a bowl, mix the cake flour, corn flour, salt and baking powder together.
  • Add the beer and whisk till a nice thick smooth batter is formed.


  • Pat the fillets dry with handtowel.
  • Dip into the batter and pop into oil to deep fry till golden brown.
  • Remove from the oil once the fish is golden brown on both sides.


  • Sprinkle with course sea salt and serve with lemon wedges.

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