Paleo Beer Battered Fish Fry

Paleo, Keto, Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Minimal Ingredients, Easy

Perfectly crispy Paleo beer battered fish fry can be made with gluten-free beer or club soda for a 100% Paleo-approved dish.

How to Make Paleo Beer Batter Fish Fry

It’s a tradition in Wisconsin to eat a Friday fish fry, and it is one of my favorite traditions that I refuse to miss out on! While most restaurants coat their fish in grains and fry in some type of objectionable vegetable oil, I decided to bring the tradition home with this beer-battered fish fry!

Depending on how strict you are with your Paleo journey, you may find using a gluten-free beer out of the question! And that’s okay; you can use club soda as a replacement to make this meal 100% Paleo approved or make my original Paleo fish fry recipe!

What I love about being Paleo is that it can really be tailored to your lifestyle and when you are here, its a judgment-free zone! 

The batter for this recipe is a mix of two of my favorites almond and tapioca! The almond flour provides an excellent alternative to wheat flours while the tapioca adds a little sweetness and provides a thickening agent for this recipe.

When it comes to frying fish, I like using avocado or coconut oil because of their high smoke points. I don’t have to worry about these oils breaking down, and they provide extra healthy fat content, which is perfect for those trying to lose weight.

You’ll want to read this blog post in its entirety for more helpful tips and tricks you’d typically by-pass. Or, if you are feeling lucky, jump to the recipe below and get started!

Either way, I’d love to hear how your fish fry turned out, so please leave a comment and share it with your friends and family.

How to Make Paleo Beer Battered Fish Fry

1. Line a large plate with 1 to 2 sheets of paper towel. Set aside.

2. Heat avocado oil in a large skillet over medium-high until the oil reaches 375 degrees.

3. While the oil is heating, dab fish dry with a paper towel and set aside.

4. Next in a medium-size bowl combine almond and tapioca flour, baking powder, paprika, garlic, onion, sea salt, and black pepper. Pour in beer or club soda and stir for 15 seconds or until a batter forms.

5. When the oil reaches 375 degrees, immerse fish one by one into the batter and place it into the large skillet. (You may need to fry in batches of 4 depending on how big your skillet is). Fry fish for 3 minutes or until crisp and then flip for an additional 3 minutes or until fish reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees and is crispy.

6. Remove the fish with a slotted or spatula and place onto the prepared plate to cool and allow any access grease to run off.

Paleo Beer Batter Fish Fry with Homemade Tartar Sauce

How to Store Paleo Beer Battered Fish Fry

Store the leftover fish into an airtight glass container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Keep fish crispy by reheating in the oven at 350 degrees for 5 to 8 minutes or until warm to touch.

Essential Equipment for Making Paleo Beer Battered Fish Fry

Cast-Iron Skillet – I love using my cast iron skillet for frying, it holds heat well. I don’t have to worry about any chemical breakdowns from other skillets from high heat cooking.

Thermometer – A thermometer ensures the oil stays at a constant 375 degrees.

How to Make Paleo Beer Batter Fish Fry

More Paleo Fish Recipes

(Regular) Fish Fry No beer in this recipe! Just simple Paleo ingredients and delicious flavor!

15-Minute Weeknight Salmon – Whether its date night or you need a quick meal, this simple salmon recipe will impress!

Spicy Tuna Sushi Rolls – Roll up this low-carb sushi roll full of cauliflower rice, fresh produce, and spicy tuna!

Basic Staples for Making Paleo Beer Battered Fish Fry

Fish – When possible, try and source sustainably caught fish (cod, walleye, bass, etc.) from reputable sources. Avoid farm-raised fish if the budget allows!

Almond Flour – This tree nut flour is perfect for cooking and baking and is an excellent alternative to wheat flours.

Tapioca Flour – This starchy, slightly sweet flour is a staple in gluten-free baking and a fantastic thickening agent in this batter.

Baking Powder – Make my homemade aluminum-free baking powder by combining baking soda and cream of tartar.

Spices – For this batter, I use a few common herbs found in most Paleo pantry’s to enhance the flavor profile.

Beer – For this recipe, I used Omission’s gluten-free beer. Feel free to use your favorite beer or make this 100% Paleo by using club soda.

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Paleo Beer Battered Fish Fry

Perfectly crispy Paleo beer battered fish fry can be made with gluten-free beer or club soda for a 100% Paleo-approved dish.
Keyword fish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 182kcal
Author Angela Blanchard

Equipment

  • Cast Iron Skillet

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line a large plate with 1 to 2 sheets of paper towel. Set aside.
  • Heat avocado oil in a large skillet over medium-high until the oil reaches 375 degrees.
  • While the oil is heating, dab fish dry with a paper towel and set aside.
  • Next in a medium-size bowl combine almond and tapioca flour, baking powder, paprika, garlic, onion, sea salt, and black pepper. Pour in beer or club soda and stir for 15 seconds or until a batter forms.
  • When the oil reaches 375 degrees, immerse fish one by one into the batter and place it into the large skillet. (You may need to fry in batches of 4 depending on how big your skillet is). Fry fish for 3 minutes or until crisp and then flip for an additional 3 minutes or until fish reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees and is crispy.
  • Remove the fish with a slotted or spatula and place onto the prepared plate to cool and allow any access grease to run off.

Nutrition

Serving: 2g | Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 123IU | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional facts aren’t always factual – please use these as a reference only. Speak to a nutritionist about your recommended daily values and for more accurate information.