Summer ain't summer without some fishing — either out on the lake or reaping the benefits later! We have the perfect way to cook that catfish once you get it off the line.  In honor of National Catfish Day (June 25), we decided to pull out this delicious recipe that utilizes not only fish, but an ice cold can of beer.

Borrowed from our friends at AllRecipes, Beer Battered Fish is just too good to pass up, and it combines two favorites: beer and fish!

The original recipe calls for cod, but feel free to put this beer-battered goodness on just about any seafood, include catfish. Granted, if you ingested too many beers during your fishing trip, this recipe might be a tad dangerous. Careful with that hot oil! Then just sit back as the sun goes down.

Beer Battered Fish Recipe:


  • 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying
  • 8 (4 ounce) fillets cod
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer


  • Heat oil in a deep fryer to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). Rinse fish, pat dry, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Combine flour, garlic powder, paprika, 2 teaspoons salt, and 2 teaspoons pepper. Stir egg into dry ingredients. Gradually mix in beer until a thin batter is formed. You should be able to see the fish through the batter after it has been dipped.
  • Dip fish fillets into the batter, then drop one at a time into hot oil. Fry fish, turning once, until both sides are golden brown. Drain on paper towels, and serve warm.

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