Beer-Battered Fish

Beer-battered fish with Tartare Sauce recipe - The Cooks Pantry


Matt Sinclair


6 people


  • 6 flathead fillets (or Red Emperor), approx. 150gm each
  • 1 ½ cups self-raising flour, plus extra
  • 375ml cold lager beer
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Cobram Estate Classic Extra Virgin Olive Oil for frying


  • 1 cup ZoOSh Free Range Egg Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup cornichons, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. baby capers, drained, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup dill fronds, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Italian parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. wholegrain mustard
  • Salt and pepper


  • Preheat Deep fryer to 180C.
  • Place flour in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Gradually pour in the beer, whisking continuously until smooth and combined.
  • Place extra flour in a bowl, lightly coat fillets and shake off the excess. In batches, dip the fish fillets into the batter and allow any extra to drain off. Transfer into fryer and cook fish for 2-3 minutes, turning halfway to ensure even cooking. Remove when golden and drain on paper towel. Season with salt and repeat with remaining fish.
  • Serve immediately with tartare sauce and fresh lemon cheeks.


  • In a small bowl combine all ingredients and mix well to combine. Season with salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Taste and adjust if required.

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