Annabelle Breakey
Total Time
1 Hour
Makes 4 servings

Coated in a homemade beer batter, these fried fish and onion rings are crunchy and ridiculously addictive.

How to Make It

Step 1

Whisk flour, baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt, pepper, egg, and beer in a large bowl.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 200°. In a 6- to 8-qt. pot, heat 2 in. of oil to 375° over medium-high heat. Add onion to batter, turn to coat well, then put several onion rings in pot (do not crowd). Cook, turning often, until golden brown, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a rack set over a sheet pan, sprinkle with salt, and put in oven to keep warm. Repeat with remaining onions.

Step 3

Allow oil to return to 375° and skim to remove any batter bits. Add fish to batter and turn to coat well. Cook fish in hot oil, turning and holding down as needed, until deep golden brown, about 7 minutes. Drain on rack and sprinkle with salt.

Step 4

Add lemon slices and parsley to oil and cook until crisp, about 1 minute.

Step 5

Pile fish and onion rings on a platter and garnish with fried lemon slices and parsley.

Step 6

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Chef's Notes

Serve with malt vinegar and tartar sauce, if you like.

New Belgium Brewing

Ratings & Reviews

MiaSavich's Review

August 14, 2014
Soooo good! I've never fried food at home before and found this very easy. Without a thermometer for the oil (I used grape seed), I kept it just at or under a light bubble. I added a bit more salt & pepper and some cayenne powder to the batter- the cayenne didn't stand out as a flavor, and the batter was delicious. I served with a dill tartar. Please use wild caught sustainably harvested fish!!

ZacheryB's Review

March 16, 2014
I was able to impress my mother, whose standards are as finicky as a Michelin chef. Could have used a little more seasoning in the batter. I use 3/4 cups flour and 1/4 cups corn starch, which made the batter really fluffy and crisp.

ChargingRhino's Review

July 17, 2013
My family loved this recipe and will definately be putting this on the list of regulars!

MarcBrodsky's Review

November 21, 2012
This is an awesome recipe. I'm not sure what more I can say.

lightgal's Review

June 24, 2012
This is just like I remember fish and chips. I had been trying to find a beer batter that was flavorful and puffed up just right and this is it. GREAT!

Rhonda1962's Review

September 15, 2011
Very good. Needs more salt and pepper in the batter & possibly a little cayenne for more kick in the flavor. Still great tasting the way recipe reads tho. 3 1/2 year old inhaled both onion rings and cod and wanted seconds. Now that is impressive.

jillfred13's Review

March 13, 2011
This was so good! We made tonight and could hardly stop eating! I live in WI where Friday nite fish frys are king, I now can make it at home for 4 big eaters for under $20!!! 4 fish frys run between $45 and $50. Will be making again soon! Thanks for the great beer batter recipe.