Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Annette Joseph
Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Makes 8 servings

Any type of white, flaky fish may be substituted for grouper.

How to Make It

Step 1

Pour oil to depth of 3 inches into a large Dutch oven; heat to 360°.

Step 2

Meanwhile, sprinkle fish with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Whisk together flour and next 2 ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk in beer and hot sauce. Dip fish in batter, allowing excess batter to drip off.

Step 4

Gently lower fish into hot oil using tongs (to prevent fish from sticking to Dutch oven). Fry fish, in 4 batches, 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Place fried fish on a wire rack in a jelly-roll pan; keep warm in a 200° oven until ready to serve.

Ratings & Reviews

ShannonP's Review

October 24, 2012
Very good, and so easy to make. I served it with homemade tartar sauce and roasted Brussels sprouts as a side.

cheer4kc's Review

July 12, 2012