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Recipe for family meals :

Beer Batter Fish

This is another recipe from Bill Hilbrich from Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Bill says that if you have any questions feel free to email him - click here or if you would like to know a little bit more about Bill have a look at his Bio page - click here.

Bill says: "Although Fish and Chips is not very common in the US, except in a few fast food places, beer batter fish is a traditional meal offered by fishing guides to their clients in Northern Minnesota. Here is A Minnesota Shore Lunch standard served by Tom Collins of Walker, Minnesota".


2 eggs, whole beaten
12 oz beer
12 oz flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp baking powder
Fish fillets
Cornstarch (for dredging)


  • Combine eggs and beer.
  • Add dry ingredients all at once. Mix smooth and adjust consistency as required. Moisture content of flour may vary so if the batter is heavy, adjust with a small amount of milk. If the batter is too thin, adjust with cornstarch, but never over mix
  • Dredge fish lightly in cornstarch, shake off excess, dip fish in batter and immerse into deep fat. Fry at about 375ºF.
  • It is done when the batter puffs up and they are a golden brown.

Bill Hilbrich