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Beer Battered Fish & Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Today I am sharing my recipe for Beer Battered Fish & Sweet Potato Fries.  When Empress Ale reached out to ask if I would create a recipe with their Pale Ale, I was up for the challenge, but I wasn’t entirely sure where to start on a beer recipe.  Later on when I posed the question to my husband, he instantly suggested ‘Beer Battered Fish‘!

And so that is how this recipe was born.  This beer battered fish made me fondly reminisce of lazy summer holidays spent in Australia – places like Margaret River or Rottnest Island.  I could just picture myself enjoying a pub lunch in the sunshine with a casual drink or two. Okay … enough of the daydreaming!

After creating this unique recipe, I know it will become a staple in our household,  and I hope I can inspire you to try it yourself.

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Empress Pale Ale

The Empress Pale Ale is a light, well-balanced beer with a floral and malty aroma. Its a really refreshing and easy drinking beer, due to the gentle carbonation which cleanses the palate, followed by smooth citrus notes and a hoppy finish.  This premium craft beer pairs perfectly with Indian and pan Asian cuisines – think rich sauces and spice!  And it also works incredibly well in this beer battered fish recipe.

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How To Make Beer Battered Fish & Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Serves: 2

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes


  • Beer Battered Fish
    • 2 Cod Fillets, or an alternative skinless and boneless white fish
    • 100 millimeters of Empress Pale Ale
    • 100 grams of Self Raising Flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon of Cumin Powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon of Coriander Powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon of Salt
    • 3 tablespoons of Corn Flour
    • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Sweet Potato Fries
    • 1 Sweet Potato
    • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    • Smoked Paprika
    • Salt
    • Pepper
    • Chilli Flakes (optional)
  • To Serve
    • 1 Lemon
    • Tartare Sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 180C and line baking tray with grease proof paper.
  2. Peel the sweet potato and cut into chunky fries.
  3. Scatter the sweet potato fries on the baking tray.  Drizzle with olive oil.  Sprinkle with the salt, pepper, smoked paprika and chilli (if using).  Use your hands to mix it all up and ensure all of the fries are covered in the oil and spices.
  4. Cook in the oven for 20-25 minutes.  Turn the fries half way through to ensure they are cooked evenly.  And keep an eye on them towards the end to ensure they do not burn.
  5. To make the beer batter, sift the self-raising flour into a bowl.  Add the cumin powder, coriander powder and salt.  Pour in the beer and whisk together to make a smooth, light batter.
  6. Heat the extra virgin olive oil in a frying pan.  The oil should cover the base of the pan and be approximately 2cm deep. To test if the oil is hot enough, drop a small amount of the beer batter into the oil.  If the batter crisps up immediately, the oil is hot enough.
  7. Put the corn flour onto a plate.  Dip each cod fillet into the corn flour and ensure all surfaces are covered.  Then dunk the fillets into the beer batter one at a time, again ensuring each fillet is entirely coated in batter.
  8. Carefully place the fillets in the hot oil and cook until golden and crisp.  This will take approximately 5 minutes, dependent on the size of the fillets.
  9. Remove the fillets from the oil and drain on paper towel before serving.
  10. Serve the beer battered fish and sweet potato fries with lemon wedges and tartare sauce.  Enjoy!

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So what do you think of this Beer Battered Fish and Sweet Potato Fries Recipe?  I think the addition of the spices to the batter really compliments the flavours of the Empress Pale Ale.  Its a delicious and indulgent recipe to enjoy at home when you are in need of a little comfort food.  Plus it would pair perfectly with some artisan Champagne!

If you decide to try it at home, I would absolutely love to know – so, be sure to share it on your socials and tag me in the post!  And if you are looking for more family recipe inspiration, check out my Easy Beetroot Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe.

All About Empress Ale!

Empress Ale was designed to be an easy drinking beer.  One that could be enjoyed on any occasion and that leaves you craving for more after every sip.

This premium British Pale Ale was born from the founder’s mission to provide his favourite restaurants with a British-made, quality craft beer.  One that not only complemented the dishes he loved the most, but also provided an alternative to the big branded beers so commonly listed in restaurants.

After many months of trial and error, Empress Ale was born! Taking inspiration from both British and Indian heritage, Empress Ale is a showcase for modern UK-inspired products. They use the finest of natural ingredients, sourced as locally as possible and the beer is brewed in London.  And now, after establishing itself within the beer market, Empress is a sought after beer with an eye-catching design.

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Aussie Mama Living in York, UK
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