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easy beer battered tilapia w/ onion rings

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Robert Thomas
St. Albans, VT

Real quick, easy, and fun dinner that can be put together quickly. We can get frozen tilapia that's only 40 mg of sodium per 4 ounces, and beer batter doesn't need salt really. A really tasty treat. Kids might like it, I know I do!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

An easy dinner that may get kids to eat fish. Once fried, the coating on the tilapia and onion rings is crispy. The ingredients only had garlic powder as a seasoning, and we were unsure of how that would work. Turns out, garlic powder is all that's needed in the batter.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For easy beer battered tilapia w/ onion rings

  • 1 c
    general purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 lg
    egg, beaten
  • 2
    tilapia fillets
  • 1
    red or white onion, sliced into rings
  • canola oil

How To Make easy beer battered tilapia w/ onion rings

  • Flour, beer, garlic powder, and egg in a bowl.
    In a mixing bowl, combine the first four ingredients.
  • Sliced onions and tilapia on a cutting board.
    Slice an onion into rings and set out the tilapia fillets.
  • Dredging onion rings in the batter.
    Pour about 1" - 1 1/2" canola oil into a Dutch oven or 4 to 5-quart pot and set on medium heat. Dip the onion rings into the batter.
  • Frying the onion rings.
    Make sure the oil is hot enough (approx 375 degrees), using tongs, place the onion rings in the hot oil (do not overcrowd). When they are light brown, they are ready (about 2 - 3 minutes).
  • Draining fried onion rings on a paper towel.
    Allow them to drain for a minute on paper towels.
  • Coating tilapia in batter.
    Do the same with the tilapia fillets. Coat with the batter.
  • Frying the tilapia.
    Fry tilapia fillets for approximately 3 minutes until golden brown.
  • Fried tilapia draining on a paper towel.
    Drain and serve accompanied with the onion rings and a green salad.

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