Dave’s Fish Beer Batter

Dave’s Fish Beer Batter

Author: Dave H

Prep time: 1 hour

Cook time: 10 mins

Total time: 1 hour 10 mins

Serves: 4


  • Four medium size fish fillets
  • Peanut oil for deep-frying as it has a high smoke point, also using an iron pot will keep the temperature more stable.
  • 2 cups gram flour (Chickpea Flour)
  • 1/2-teaspoon Cayenne Pepper powder or for a light smoky flavor use 1/2-teaspoon Chipotle Chile Pepper
  • 1/2-teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1-teaspoon salt
  • 1 & 1/2 cups full body beer, allow to reach room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 tablespoons grape seed oil


  1. Combine the first four ingredients; gram flour, pepper powder, garlic powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Whip warm beer, eggs, and grape seed oil.
  2. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the whipped mixture.
  3. Mix well to make a smooth batter. If too thick add a little more beer.
  4. Completely coat the fish in the batter and deep fry in the peanut oil between 375º F to 380º F, fry until the fish are golden brown when the fish are done they will be floating in the oil.