Crunchy Beer-Battered Fish

Fish and chips, anyone? How about crunchy fish tacos? Oh, now I have your attention! This may be a simple and straightforward recipe, but it's absolutely perfect when you do it right.

For the most delicious crispy fish tacos, here is what you need to remember:

  • After you mix the batter, let it sit for 10 minutes to activate the batter. Doing this will help it puff up when it fries.

  • Pat the fish strips with paper towels before dredging (just like you would for fried chicken).

  • Don't overcrowd the pot. Too many pieces in the frying pan at the same time will drop the temperature of your cooking oil.

  • Avoid placing fried fish on a paper towel to absorb oil, causing steam and soggy fish. Use a wire rack set over a sheet pan.