Simple Bisquik Beer Fish Fry

I made these yummy Crispy Roasted Potatoes (click for link to recipe) and needed something to serve with them. I had been cleaning out my pantry cupboard, I do this about 2 times a year so that I don’t lose ingredients. I hate having to throw food out so I try to clean up my cupboards and make lists of what I have to use up so that I can get to them before they need to be thrown away.

I had a box of Bisquik, for those that don’t know Bisquik is a dry boxed baking mix that can be an ingredient in all kinds of dishes from pancakes, muffins, cakes, etc… It is nice to have on hand sometimes for quick dinners or to add to casseroles to make a bread like topping. I don’t know why I never thought of making beer batter from Bisquik before.

Verdict: We usually don’t make fish fries during the week because they seem so labor intensive. They are not. The most difficult part of this meal was cutting the potatoes and mixing the batter for the fish. Once the potatoes are in the oven and the fish is in the oil? Dinner is almost done!

Add a green side salad, a vegetable, and some homemade tartar sauce and you are done! It was a delicious meal!

Simple Bisquik Beer Fish Fry

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 cup Bisquick
  • 1ā„3 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1ā„2 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces beer, dark red or stout are delicious
  • 2 lbs fish fillets. thicker cuts of fish such as cod, white fish, or snapper work well – if frozen thaw completely and dry before cooking
  • oil (for frying)


  1. Heat oil to 375 degrees in a wok or high sided pan.
  2. Combine Bisquik and corn meal in a bowl. Add beer to dry mix and stir until mix is well blended and thick.
  3. Salt and pepper fish; dip in batter.
  4. Deep fry until fish is golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon or mesh strainer to paper towels to blot excess oil. Keep warm in 170 degree oven until ready to serve.

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