Beer Battered Baby: Fish & Chips

Beer Battered Baby: Fish & Chips

Nova Scotia, Canada


Who doesn’t like an incredibly cooked plate of good ole’ fashioned “Fish & Chips” or like back in my day wrapped in old newspaper and served to you? Topped with a spritz of  lemon and a side of  homemade tarter sauce. Always works for me! I remember back in the early 80’s, every Friday lunch at school was always a trip across the street with the boy’s to a local take out place that only made “Fish & Chips”. Served in such old newspapers. We’d sit in the grass enjoying our tasty lunch before classes resumed, good food brings great memories, don’t you think? So let’s get cooking as this is a simple, easy recipe to enjoy a yummy plateful of “Fish&Chips” at home.



  • 1 lb of good white fish fillets (cut into desired size)
  • 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder


  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 can or bottle of beer



  • Heat oil in a deep fryer or large deep sided pot to 365 degrees
  • Rinse fish, pat dry, and season with salt and pepper
  • Combine flour, garlic powder, paprika, 2 tsp salt, and 2 tsp pepper
  • Stir egg into dry ingredients. Gradually mix in beer until a thin batter is formed
  • You should be able to see the fish through the batter after it has been dipped
  • Dip fish fillets into the batter, then drop one at a time into hot oil
  • Fry fish, turning once, until both sides are golden brown
  • Drain on paper towels, and serve warm


Tarter Sauce


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tsp prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp lemon juice



  • Stir the mayonnaise, relish, mustard, and lemon juice together in a bowl

Serve with some great fries, a little coleslaw on the side and of course some cold beer!




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