An easy and tasty supper – much nicer than what you’ll find in your average chip shop too I reckon. The strength of the beer you use will affect the flavour of the batter – this one I used did have a distinctive flavour, so use a lighter lager if you would rather not have the flavour of beer coming through.
This is another easy every day meal I have made as part of my work as a Fish Fanatic for the lovely people at Fish is the Dish who sent me some excellent lemon sole from John at Delish Fish to cook with.
Beer battered lemon sole
- 1-2 lemon sole fillets per person depending on hunger
- 225g self-raising flour
- 300ml cold beer – I used a beer we’d picked up on holiday
- 1-2 litres sunflower oil for frying (depending on the size of your pan)
1) Mix the flour and beer together in a bowl and set aside for 30 minutes
2) After 30 minutes is up, heat the oil in a large pan (preferably non-stick). Do not use a cast iron pan or else this is likely to stick
3) When the oil is shimmering hot, dip the fish fillets into the batter and drop them into the oil and cook for around 3 minutes on each side. Turn the fish over using a metal utensil very gently so as not to damage the fish
4) Once the fish is cooked, serve immediately with chips, or wedges as I did here
Thank you to Fish is the Dish and Delish Fish for sending me this fish to cook with. As ever, it is absolutely beautiful.