Sunday, December 5, 2010

Beer Battered Fish - so easy your husband could do it!

I say 'husband' with great intention. 

In my 7 years, 3 months, and 20 days of marriage, I've become aware of a strange phenomenon.  Maybe you've picked up on this, too...

A boyfriend can do anything.  Especially if its a new boyfriend.  A new boyfriend can cook you dinner, fix your flat, paint your toenails, and recite Shakespeare. But as the relationship progresses and becomes more comfortable, men start to degenerate.  They begin to lose their superhero powers.  For example, a long-term boyfriend can suddenly no longer remember the name of "your song."  Should you become engaged, a fiance can no longer retrieve his own beer.  Once you're married, a newlywed husband suddenly loses his ability to operate a washer/dryer.  And as the marriage goes into longevity, husbands seem to lose a whole slew of super powers, like seeing a pair of black socks in a drawer full of white ones, or remembering that groceries need to be placed in pantries and refrigerators rather than being left on counter tops.  And cooking?  Fuggedaboutit! That's far too complex a task for the common husband to tackle!  After all, each of their limbs has limited mobility upon crossing the threshold of the front door.  

It's a mystery, I tell you.  And if anyone can help me to understand this mind boggling series of degenerative events I'll give you a big thumbs up!

But there is hope for the poor dears.  Should they be faced with a situation in which they are responsible for nourishing other humans in your absence, (cause, let's face it, if they were only feeding themselves, it would be take out) they can cook this fish!

Mix equal parts flour and cornmeal (about 1 1/2 cups each) with a teaspoon of salt and a few cracks of pepper.

Add beer. 

I told you they could do it. 

Slather fish in beer mixture.

Fry in hot oil.


Beer Batter Fish Recipe
1 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. cornmeal
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 can of beer
2 lbs firm whitefish (I used Cod)
2 c. vegetable oil for frying

Mix first five ingredients until combined well.  Coat each piece of fish in batter and fry in hot oil for 2-3 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the fish.  Drain on paper towels.


  1. that sounds really good, i'll have to try that recipe.

  2. i think i'm gonna try this one soon

  3. Why 1 used Cod? The flour and cornmeal should only be a cup a piece!