Guinness Beer Battered Cod Recipe

Guinness Beer Battered Cod

What is better than battered cod?

Battered cod with Guinness of course! This is a great recipe from those folks over at Culinery Disaster for Guinness Beer Battered Cod.

This is a really nice recipe that the whole family will enjoy, and the added kick and flavour that the Guinness gives this dish adds the extra edge.


  • * 2 lbs of cod cut into large sections
  • * 1.5 cups all-purpose flour plus about 1/2 cup for dredging the fish
  • * 1 bottle of Guinness Draught
  • * 1/2 cup of whole milk
  • * 1 egg yolk
  • * 1 TB of kosher salt and black pepper
  • * 1/2 gallon of canola or peanut oil

Cooking Directions:

  • Mix the flour, salt, pepper, Guinness, egg yolk, and milk into a bowl and whisk to combine. Place in the fridge for an hour to let everything come together.
  • Fill a stock pot or a dutch oven with the oil and place a thermometer in the oil (I use a candy thermometer that cost 3 bucks at Target). Bring the oil up to 365 degrees.
  • While the oil is coming up to temperature dredge the cod pieces in flour and set on a plate.
  • When the oil gets to 365 degrees dip the floured cod into the batter and then carefully place the cod into the oil. Fry a couple pieces at a time so you don’t lower the oil temperature and crowd the fryer.
  • Cook the cod till done (about 5-7 minutes). Once it is done remove from the oil and drain.
  • Serve and enjoy with fries or potato wedges

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