Beer Battered Fish Tacos recipe

Fish Tacos are a classic dish that are a simple and easy way to enjoy the succulent flavors of fresh fish. This Beer Battered Fish Taco recipe features fresh fish dredged in a beer batter and fried until perfectly crispy. The traditional tacos are served with shredded cabbage and mayonnaise for a simple and flavorful dish that can be prepared in minutes but makes a great party entree. Serve with dark Mexican beer and tortilla chips for a real summer treat.


  • 1 c. dark beer or ale
  • 1 c. flour
  • ½ ts psalt
  • 1 ½ lb cod fillets, cubed
  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
  • 20 corn tortillas
  • 5 c. shredded cabbage
  • 1 c. mayonnaise
  • ¼ c. spicy salsa
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


  1. In small bowl whisk together flour, beer, and salt.

  2. Rinse fish and pat dry.

  3. In large saucepan heat 1-inch of oil until it reaches 360 degrees F.

  4. Using a fork, coat fish in batter and slide into hot oil, in batches. Fry until golden, approximately 2 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat until all fish has been fried.

  5. Assemble tacos as follows: stack 2 tortillas and place 1 piece of fish and ½ c. shredded cabbage in center of tortillas. garnish with mayonnaise, lime wedges, and salsa. Serve hot.

Author: Catherine Herzog.

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1 cupabout 237ml (236.59 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
1 lbabout 680g (680.385 grams based on 453.59 grams in a pound)
5 cupsabout 1183ml (1182.95 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
cupabout 59ml (59.1475 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)


Published: August 18, 2012