Classic Beer Battered Fish and Chips are salty, savory, and full of flavor! Serve it up with tartar sauce, fresh squeezed lemon, and malt vinegar for an amazing meal!

Beer battered fish and chips on serving plate with lemon wedges and tartar sauce

We’re making beer battered fish and chips today, and you know this is going to be delicious. Cod fish is breaded and fried right on the stovetop, while the chips bake in the oven. Even the fish haters won’t be able to stop themselves from chowing down on this British favorite! 

History lesson: It is thought that frying battered fish in oil came from the Western Sephardic Jewish immigrants from Holland. Fish and chips began in the UK in the 1860s. Less than 40 years later, there were more than 25,000 fish and chip shops all around the UK! It was an instant hit, and still is today!

Beer Substitutes:

You really don’t have to use beer. Beef broth and chicken broth would work. But my favorite substitution is soda: Sprite, Dr. Pepper, Coca Cola, and even Root Beer!

Can I use frozen fish for beer battered fish and chips? 

You can use frozen fish, but you want to make sure it is completely thawed and excess moisture is blotted dry with a paper towel before cooking. 

Fish Options:

Halibut and Cod are the most common fish used in fish and chips. However, you can use practically any white fish!

homemade tartar sauce and fish and chips.

Storage and Reheating Instructions: 

Fish and chips is best eaten fresh. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit until warmed through. 

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