Do you have a fisherman in your house? Ranching is pretty time consuming and truthfully, we don't leave here as much as we probably should, but fishing is a favorite pass time on those rare days we are able to leave.
I never used to know what to do with fish when Tom would bring them home, but this recipe is now my go to! We prefer white fish - Walleye, Perch, Catfish, etc, for this recipe, but you can use whatever you like. You can't go wrong with battering and deep frying in my opinion.
A friend of ours gave us some Halibut from a fishing trip in Alaska and that's what you'll find pictured here!
Just make sure your oil is hot, and you can't screw this one up. Be sure to tag me on Instagram @rachelontheranch or leave a comment below if you try this recipe!
Beer Battered Fish
Rachel on the Ranch
I never used to know how to cook fish when my husband would bring them home. This easy beer batter solved that! Make sure your oil is hot, and you can't mess this one up!
2 LBS boneless, skinless fish
Oil for frying
1 cup flour
2 tablespoons oil (any type is fine, I usually use canola)
Apx 8 oz beer of your choice
Preheat oven to 200 degrees
Salt both sides of your fish, set aside
Mix flour, oil, salt, and beer together. Keep adding beer until your batter reaches a consistency similar to cake batter. Leave the mixture in the fridge while your heat your oil.
Add about an inch of oil into a skillet (I prefer cast iron) and start heating it. It should be around 350 degrees.
If you don't have a thermometer, don't worry, I just sprinkle a little water on top of the oil with my fingers and if it sizzles, your oil is ready!
Take batter out of the fridge and dip each piece of fish into the batter one at a time. Let the excess drip off before dropping into the pan.
Gently set the fish into the hot oil. Let it fry until each side is golden brown, about 5ish minutes total.
Try not to move your fish around too much (if it sticks to the pan when you drop it in, give it a wiggle with a fork to dislodge it). Let it sit until it browns, then flip.
Put the finished pieces of fish in the oven as your fry. I like to put a cooling rack on top of a cookie sheet for this.
Serve with fries (I'm a cheater and make frozen fries in the air fryer, haha!) and tartar sauce! You can also add a squeeze of lemon if you like!