Beerless Batter For Fish

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"I had been looking for a good fish batter that didn't include beer. I looked at several and came up with this recipe. We really enjoyed it. This will be my "go to" batter for deep frying fish."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (49.5 g)
  • Calories 67.6
  • Total Fat - 0.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 241.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 14.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
  • Sugars - 0 g
  • Protein - 1.6 g
  • Calcium - 88 mg
  • Iron - 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Mix the dry ingredients together.

Step 2

Add water and stir to combine.

Step 3

This is a thick batter.

Step 4

Coat fish fillets completely.

Step 5

Deep fry until golden brown.

Tips & Variations

  • Oil for deep frying. I used a dutch oven with about 2 inches of oil.


Kyle Z

This recipe + one package of McCormick Baja Street Taco seasoning made a really tasty batter for my Mahi Mahi. I think you can use this as a great base recipe and you can add your favorite seasonings and it will turn out awesome. I didn't miss the beer at all, and I think it came out better than the recipe I tried using that ingredient.

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(14 Dec 2020)

Anne DaShiell

Did a gluten-free adaptation with Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose Flour blend (red bag), added 1/4 tsp baking soda more than the recipe called for, and substituted seltzer water for regular water. The batter was thin, but worked well on previously frozen, patted-dry rock fish. My picky-eater inhaled it. The husband and I wanted more seasoning, so I will add paprika, garlic powder, and celery salt next time.

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(29 Oct 2020)

Angela Ockwell

Amazing-I’ve used it for cods roe and battered bananas. Thank you

review by:
(5 Feb 2020)


This is the best batter recipe I've ever tried. We use it for all our fish and veggies. If I want a flavor I add spices. It's perfect every time.

review by:
(20 Nov 2019)

Wayne Peters

This is a simple yet effective fish batter recipe that we really enjoyed. Will be making again!

review by:
(10 Sep 2019)