The hit of my summer has been Friday fish fry with this super simple beer battered cod. It’s light, crispy, and cooks up quickly. Beer battered cod can be different every single time if you use a different beer.
Friday fish fry on a Thursday. I post this in hopes that you will have time to buy all your ingredients today and then make a good old beer battered cod tomorrow on actual Friday!
See? It makes sense.
While Ashleigh, Melissa, and I were in Milwaukee, we noticed a lot of places doing a Friday fish fry. The most notable was Lakefront Brewery. The beer batter was light, crispy, and hoppy–everything you want in a beer battered cod.
I know most people associate Friday and fish with Lent, but no! It is a great summer hanging out dish too. Three big pieces of cod, simply seasoned, and then battered and fried can feed a small dinner party. Add in some good beers and maybe a little campfire hang out afterwards.
The reason for me posting this recipe at the end of summer is because this recipe can easily transition to a fall recipe. I think that this beer batter would go perfectly with an Oktoberfest beer and menu.
Think about it now…
A crisp fall day, an amber colored spicy beer, fresh cooked fish, a fire, maybe some soft pretzels and beer cheese??? I know you can see this scenario in your near future too. Sounds lovely to me too!
Now, until we can get the weather to cooperate or at least until September 22nd, we can still call this a summer fish fry.
Also, I don’t want you guys to get freaked out over the term “fried.” It isn’t a deep fry so you don’t need a lot of oil. It is a shallow fry, think like chicken piccata. The fish cooks up quick too, so you won’t be dealing with hot oil for too long.
Ok guys, let’s do this. Let’s fry up some fish tomorrow and rejoice that after like three Mondays, it is finally Friday! Beer battered cod for all!
And beers too of course!