I love fish and chips but I hate to fry because it always smokes up my house and I know fried foods are not that good for me. That is why I was so excited when New York Times best-selling author, Cheryl Najafi, agreed to share her beer-battered baked cod recipe with us. It is from her new book, You’re So Invited (affiliate link below). As a no-fuss home entertaining and lifestyle expert with children of her own, she creates great recipes you can count on to be simple to execute. She started Everyday Dishes (Formerly CherylStyle) for recipes and crafts you can count on. You will just love this baked beer battered fish recipe!
Easy Baked Beer Battered Cod
Can you bake beer battered fish? Absolutely! And this baked beer battered fish comes out so crispy and delicious!
makes 4 servings
Beer-Battered Baked Fish Ingredients
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 ½ teaspoons cayenne pepper
- 1 ½ teaspoons paprika
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cups panko bread crumbs
- 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
- 1 cup cold beer
- 4 cod fillets
- favorite chips
How To Make Beer Battered Fish In Oven:
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Combine flour, cornstarch, salt, ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper, ½ teaspoon paprika and pepper in mixing bowl (large enough to place the fish flat on the bottom–or use a baking pan for this purpose).
- Scoop 1 cup of flour mixture out of bowl and place in a large bowl; set aside.
- Mix panko, rosemary, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, and 1 teaspoon paprika in large shallow dish, set aside.
- Add ice to beer to make beer very cold. This is essential to have the cold batter you want.
- Strain beer into the dry ingredients flour mixture.
- Whisk until well blended (add flour or beer if needed to achieve a slightly runnier than pancake batter consistency).
- Pat dry cod fillets (or other firm white fish fillets) and then dredge cod filets in the reserved 1 cup flour mixture and shake off excess.
- Dip cod into beer batter.
- Dunk fish into panko breadcrumb mixture.
- Place onto greased cookie sheet or prepared baking sheet or baking pan.
- Bake 7 minutes and flip fish.
- Bake 8 more minutes, until panko is golden brown and fish is 155 degrees F.
- Garnish with lemon wedges and rosemary (optional) and serve beer-battered baked cod with favorite chips (or french fries).
Baked Battered Fish Recipe Notes:
You could substitute a similar sized white fish fillet in place of cod. Examples include haddock, halibut, tilapia, pollock, or white sea bass.
This beer battered cod is crunchy thanks to the panko bread crumbs and it is so satisfying. I think the best way to eat it is with a little tartar sauce for dipping but that is optional.
This easy recipe would also work if you use an air fryer instead of the oven to bake the beer battered cod. Just refer the air fryer manual for typical fish cook times, which is typically about 6 minutes on each side. I hope you enjoy your beer-battered fish!
Printable Baked Beer Battered Cod Recipe
Thanks to Cheryl Najafi, New York Times best-selling author for sharing this delicious fish recipe! She is revolutionizing party planning and hosting with simple, affordable, easy-to-do tips that ‘break the rules’ of “proper” entertaining. I hope you enjoy her delicious and easy to make beer-battered baked cod recipe. Let us know how you like it!