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Beer Battered Fish and Chips
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Beer Battered Fish Chips and Mushy Peas

Beer Battered Fish and Chips with Mushy Peas is a favorite pub meal. Add homemade tartar sauce, and you have a true winner! Traditionally, either cod or haddock is the fish of choice. However, any large flaked white fish will work.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: British, Irish, St. Patrick's Day
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 361kcal


Mushy Peas

  • 1 cup marrowfat dried peas
  • 1-½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Water

Beer Battered Fish

  • 1 cup 8 ounces ale type beer
  • 1 cup 5 ounces all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-½ pounds large flake fish fillets I used Scamp
  • Peanut oil or other high temperature vegetable oil
  • Chips
  • Frozen french fries cooked according to package directions


Mushy Peas

  • Cover peas and baking soda in water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat, cover pan, and let peas soak for at least two hours. Rinse peas well, and cover with fresh water; add salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, cover the pan, and simmer for an hour or until the peas are thick and mushy. If necessary, adjust the liquid by adding more water, or cooking the peas with the top off to reduce the liquid.

Beer Batter

  • Whisk together ¾ cup of flour, salt, and beer. Let sit for three hours.

Beer Battered Fish

  • Heat several inches of peanut oil to 375° F in a Dutch oven set over medium high heat. Pat fish fillets dry with paper towels. Coat in remaining ¼ cup of flour; dip in beer batter, letting excess batter drip off. Fry for 7 to 8 minutes in hot oil until golden brown. Drain on wire rack set over baking sheet. Repeat with remaining fish.


  • Cook frozen french fries according to package directions.
  • Yield: 4 servings.


Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 1048mg | Potassium: 703mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 3.9mg