I absolutely love fish and always pick them up whenever I can find them. We found these tilapia a couple of weekends ago, but didn’t have time to prepare them– so we had to put them away in the freezer until this weekend. I didn’t really plan my menu very well going into this weekend, but knew that I wanted to make this tilapia. After browsing several recipes on Food Network, I knew that I had all of the ingredients for this Beer Battered Tilapia. The original recipe suggested a red chile with mandarin oranges sauce, which sounded fantastic, but I didn’t have any canned mandarin oranges. So I decided to just adapt the batter’s recipe and enjoy the tilapia with lemon and salt, and I thought it was perfect! The batter was light and airy, delicious!
3/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided
2/3 cup beer
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
4 tilapia or flounder fillets, about 5 ounces each
Freshly ground black pepper
Heat enough olive oil, to shallow fry the fish, in a large skillet over medium-high heat
In a shallow dish, whisk together 1/2 cup of the flour, beer, egg, and baking powder. Place remaining 1/4 cup flour in a separate shallow dish.
Season both sides of fish fillets with salt and black pepper. Dredge fish in flour, turn to coat both sides and then shake off excess flour. Dunk fish in beer mixture and turn to coat both sides.
Add fish to hot oil and cook 2 to 3 minutes per side, until cooked through and opaque. Remove fish from oil. Place on a paper towel lined plate.