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Beer Battered Pan Fish (White Fish)

Recipe By: N. Jay Sorensen, RD

Serving Size: 6     Preparation Time: 0:30

Categories: Fish and Shellfish


  2            pounds  pan fish fillets (blue gill,

                crappies or any white fish)

  12         ounces  pale ale beer

  1 ¼       cups  all-purpose flour

  2            teaspoons  salt

  1            teaspoon  paprika

   ¼          teaspoon  cayenne pepper

  ½           teaspoon  baking powder


In a medium size bowl, add beer and mix in the flour. The mixture will foam. Next, stir in salt, paprika, cayenne pepper, and baking powder. Mixture will thicken as it stands. Make batter at least 1 hour before using. Clean fish fillets and wipe dry as possible. Season lightly with salt and pepper.  Dip each fillet in batter, until well coated. Fry the fillets in deep fat heated to 350° F until golden brown, about 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and serve immediately with fresh lemon wedge and a dollop tartar sauce.