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Beer Battered Fish Fry

Recipe, video and photography provided by Heinen’s partner, Chef Billy Parisi.

If you love a classic fish fry, this recipe is for you!

Dredged in a delicious beer batter and deep fried, there’s no need to visit a restaurant when you can create this fish fry in your own home with just a handful of simple ingredients.

Fish fry with potato chips
Beer Battered Fish Fry
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  • 2 lbs. skinned fresh halibut, cut into 3-4 oz. pieces
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup rice flour or cornstarch
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 12 oz. bottle of beer
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Oil, for frying


  1. Heat frying oil in a medium-size pot to 350°F to 375°F.
  2. In a medium-size bowl, sift together 1 cup of flour with rice flour.
  3. Whisk in 1 egg, beer, garlic powder, onion powder and salt and pepper until combined.
  4. The batter should be on the thin side, so feel free to add water until this consistency is achieved. Set aside in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.
  5. In a separate medium-size bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 cup of flour with salt and pepper until combined. Set aside.
  6. Season the halibut lightly with salt and pepper.
  7. Take 1-2 pieces of halibut and lightly coat them into the flour mixture, then dredge heavily in the beer batter and place into the hot oil. Cook for 4-5 minutes.
  8. Fry 2-3 pieces at a time so that they do not stick together.
  9. Drain on a rack before serving alongside fries, chips, malt vinegar or tartar sauce.

Beer Battered Fish Fry

Chef Billy Parisi headshot
By Chef Billy Parisi
Chef Billy Parisi is a culinary school grad who spent 15 years in the restaurant industry as a line cook, sous chef and executive chef. Now he develops, photographs and films simple and delicious recipes that will make everyone feel like a chef in their own kitchen.

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