Beer-Battered Fish Fingers Recipe

Beer-Battered Fish Fingers Recipe
This Beer-Battered Fish Fingers Recipe is served with a sweet and savory maple-mustard dipping sauce.

You're going to love this Beer-Battered Fish Fingers Recipe! These deep-fried walleye strips are tasty and dress up nicely when served in a basket or on a plate with fresh fruit such as grapes and strawberries.

This is a distinctive recipe for beer-battered fish. The batter here is just a little bit different, an alternative to thinner mixes. Meanwhile, the simple maple-mustard dipping sauce is one of my all-time favorites. I use walleye to make this recipe, but any lean fish works just as well. Perhaps my overall favorite is perch.

Serves: 1-2
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup flour
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne powder
  • ½ cup beer (room temperature)
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 2 walleye fillets, bones removed
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ cup smooth Dijon mustard

Directions:


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, salt, pepper, baking powder, dry mustard and cayenne pepper. Add the beer and whisk. (If you use cold beer, let the batter sit for an hour after mixing.)

  2. In a heavy pot, heat the oil to 350 degrees. Test the oil by sprinkling a few drops of batter into it. The batter droplets should sizzle and immediately rise to the top of the oil.

  3. Dip the walleye fillets into the batter and thoroughly coat each fillet. Fry until crisp and golden, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove beer battered fish with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

  4. To make the maple-mustard dipping sauce, mix together maple syrup and Dijon mustard.

Get Your Fish On.

Plan your next fishing and boating adventure here.

Recommended for You

Across the Walleye Belt, early spring is prime time to tap some of the year's best bites. Walleye

Spring is Prime Time for River Walleyes

Dan Johnson - February 22, 2018

Across the Walleye Belt, early spring is prime time to tap some of the year's best bites.

Some of Canada's best pike waters are within driving distance. Pike & Muskie

Best Drive-To Pike Waters

Gord Pyzer

Some of Canada's best pike waters are within driving distance.

Catfish is meaty, juicy and holds up well in this soul-satisfying fried fish recipe with homemade chips and tartar sauce. Fish Recipes

Catfish Dinner with Homemade Chips and Tartar Sauce Recipe

Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

Catfish is meaty, juicy and holds up well in this soul-satisfying fried fish recipe with...

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Sight Fishing Carp

Sight Fishing Carp

The In-Fisherman staff slips into stealth mode sight tactics for barrel-shaped carp.

Room Full of New Gear from L.L. Bean

Room Full of New Gear from L.L. Bean

L.L. Bean's Jeff Miller shares a room-full of new gear for 2020 with Game & Fish Editorial Director Adam Heggenstaller at ICAST 2019 in Orlando.

New Abu Garcia Baitcasting Reels

New Abu Garcia Baitcasting Reels

In the booth of one of fishing's all-time great reel makers, Outdoor Sportsman Group writer Lynn Burkhead and Andrew Wheeler of Pure Fishing discuss one of the brand new baitcasting reels from Abu Garcia being released at ICAST 2019.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

Several methods are available to estimate the weight of a fish. Some use length as well as girth Biology

Walleye Length To Weight Conversion Chart

Dr. Rob Neumann - January 03, 2017

Several methods are available to estimate the weight of a fish. Some use length as well as...


Spring is prime time for pike. The Prespawn and Postspawn periods offer excellent odds at catching Pike & Muskie

How To Catch Pike In Spring

Dan Johnson - April 26, 2016

Spring is prime time for pike. The Prespawn and Postspawn periods offer excellent odds at...

Catfish are simple creatures that can be caught using the best catfish rigs. Catching them is simply a matter of putting a good bait in the right in front of them. Catfish

The Best Catfish Rigs

In-Fisherman - January 11, 2018

Catfish are simple creatures that can be caught using the best catfish rigs. Catching them is...

See More Stories

More Fish Recipes

This is not your run-of-the-mill fish recipe! Buttery, savory pecans are seasoned up to make an irresistible and addictive crust for catfish fillets Fish Recipes

Pecan-Crusted Catfish Fillets Recipe

Emilie Bailey

This is not your run-of-the-mill fish recipe! Buttery, savory pecans are seasoned up to make...

This catfish recipe is covered in a savory almond-garlic sauce. Fish Recipes

Catfish Amandine Recipe

In-Fisherman Online Staff

This catfish recipe is covered in a savory almond-garlic sauce.

This fresh and healthy salmon recipe gives the fish a sweet smoky flavor. Fish Recipes

Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon Recipe

Raschell Rule

This fresh and healthy salmon recipe gives the fish a sweet smoky flavor.

See More Fish Recipes

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

×