One of my favorite dishes would have to be fish tacos – fried, of course! Luckily for me, we had the opportunity to go all-out on making this for our friends last week. There isn’t much cooking involved, so the process was easy and putting everything together was fun. Actually, our friends had a little too much fun and wanted to deep fry everything we had!
The glue to the entire meal is the batter. To make this, we used 1 cup flour, 1 tbsp garlic powder, 1 tbsp dried oregano, 1 tsp black pepper, salt to taste, and finally 8 ounces of your favorite beer. Mix it all together.
Cut up the fish you want to use (cod, halibut, pollack - any type of white fish will do). Here we used cod.
Roll each piece of fish thinly in a seasoned flour (season it how'd you like), then dip it into the beer batter, and finally into a 350-degree deep fryer. Each piece should take roughly about 3-4 minutes to fry.
In the meantime, prepare the other ingredients that will go into your fish tacos - such as this pico de gallo that we made using fresh tomatoes from the backyard. We spiced it up with chopped jalapenos.
In addition, we also made guacamole and the white sauce. Surprisingly, the white sauce is simply just equal parts of mayonnaise and yogurt, and a little bit of lemon juice.
Layer each taco with some cabbage, cilantro, salsa, guacamole, white sauce, and the fish. Squeeze a little lime on top and devour the scrumptious homemade fish tacos!
As if the fish tacos weren't enough, we decided to deep fry some vegetables with our extra batter. Fried green tomatoes and fried zucchini. At least we are eating our vegetables, right?
This is what it looks like after the hot bath in oil.
To make matters worse, we took my 100-calorie snacks and deep fried them, too! Who needs the annual county fair when you can make your own deep fried carrot cakes?
To view or print-out this recipe, click here: Beer Battered Fish Tacos