Beer Battered Fish Sticks

May 9, 2010 / By Foodland

Beer Battered Fish Sticks

A golden crunchy beer battered fish sticks recipe that's perfect for game time grinds!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Fish & Seafood
Servings 4 Servings


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 0.25 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 bottle brown beer, cold
  • 1 1/2 pounds firm-fleshed whitefish (mahi mahi, swordfish, cod, pollack), cut into 1 oz. strips
  • cornstarch, for dredging
  • vegetable oil for frying


  1. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cayenne pepper, garlic and onion powder until evenly mixed.
  2. Whisk in the beer until the batter is completely smooth and free of lumps.
  3. Refrigerate for 15 minutes to rest (Batter can be made up to 1 hour ahead of time).
  4. Heat oil to 350°.
  5. Lightly dredge fish strips in cornstarch, shake off excess cornstarch.
  6. Working in small batches, dip the fish into batter and immerse into hot oil.
  7. When the batter is set, turn the pieces of fish over and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  8. Drain the fish on a roasting rack.
  9. Serve with malt vinegar or tartar sauce and french fries or chips.
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