How to Deep Fry Beer Battered Halibut


You will learn to cook this very simple yet deliciously Alaskan favorite. For this batter, good quality, light-colored beers work best.

Things You'll Need

  • 2lbs Halibut
  • 1c. Pancake mix
  • 1 of your favorite beers or 6 of your favorites with one left over for the recipe.
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Start drinking the beer but don't drink the last one.
    Heat oil to 375 degrees. You can tell when the oil is hot enough when it starts to smoke just a little.
    Skin the Halibut if not already done
    Cut the halibut into 1 and 1/2 inch chucks

  • Combine the pancake mix with the beer. The batter should be slightly thinner than pancake batter.

    Dip the halibut into the beer batter coating it thoroughly.

    Carefully add the dipped halibut in a single layer to the hot oil and fry for 3 to 4 minutes or when golden brown.

    Halibut cooks quickly, so try not to over do it.

  • Drain on absorbent paper, paper towels or wire rack.

    Serve with french fried potatoes, plenty of tartar sauce and any beer that might be left. You can also use some malt vinegar to sprinkle over the fish.

    This recipe is also great for Ling Cod.

Tips & Warnings

  • The fresher the halibut the better, I usually cook it the same day my hubby catches it.
  • Mix in a cold bowl with ice cold beer.

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