A fried fish sandwich has to be one of the most satisfying fried sandwiches to make! They’re crispy, tender, and easy to make, this is why my Beer Battered Fried Cod Sandwich is my favorite one to make! This recipe is great for any occasion and the start to finish process can be done within 20 minutes!

I have had many fried Cod sandwiches, especially at local events when they do fundraisers, but they never take them to the next level of crunch because they focus on an easy process to produce mass amounts at once to keep the lines moving. Well, my wife went to one recently and as soon as she got home she gave me a task to make one that was more flavorful with a crispy crunch. Of course, I jumped on this opportunity quickly. This is what inspired this recipe you will be seeing today. 

For this recipe all you need is some 5-6 ounce Cod loins, flour, corn starch, beer, and of course some household seasonings for some extra flavor! Season your cod, make your beer batter, coat the cod, and fry for 3-4 minutes at 375 degrees and you will have yourself a delicious and crispy fried fish. Did I mention that we will be making a homemade tartar sauce?? This might be the best part of the whole recipe! 

Okay, you have made it this far in the recipe, let’s get to it!

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Beer Battered Fried Cod Sandwich

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 4-6 oz Cod Loins
  • Salt for seasoning
  • Pepper for seasoning
  • Brioche buns
  • American cheese slices

Homemade Tartar Sauce

  • 1 cup Mayo
  • 1 Dill pickle sliced
  • 2 tbsp Dill chopped
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp Coarse black pepper
  • 1 fresh lemon juiced

Beer Batter Dredge

  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Corn starch
  • 1 tbsp Coarse black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Lemon pepper
  • 2 tsp Old bay
  • 2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Red hot seasoning
  • 2 tsp Seasoned salt
  • 12-14 oz Beer I used fosters

Flour Coating

  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Corn starch
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  1. Start off by making your tartar sauce, do this at a minimum of one hour prior. In a medium bowl add mayo, diced dill pickles, chopped capers, Worcestershire sauce, dijon mustard, lemon juice and black pepper. Use a fork and whisk together to form a smooth consistency. Place in the fridge.
  2. Place the cod filets on a sheet pan and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper and place to the side, keeping them at room temperature.
  3. Make the beer batter by adding these ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Start with your flour, corn starch, pepper lemon pepper, old bay, garlic powder, red hot seasoning, and seasoned salt and now you whisk and add the beer. Do this slowly and continue to whisk until you have a very light mixture. You want it to have the consistency of wall paint. Now place in the fridge for 5-10 minutes. 
  4. Make your Flour coating by mixing all purpose flour and cornstarch. Whisk together and create your breading station. 
  5. Add canola oil into a cast iron or deep fryer. Heat the oil to 375 degrees.cod filet

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Get the cod and pat dry again with a paper towel. Once patted dry, dip into the Flour Coating mixture and be sure the whole cod has a nice flour coating. Now add to the beer batter and use your wet hand to cover. Remove from the beer batter and let it free hang for a few seconds and add straight to the oil for frying. Be sure to move the cod as soon as you place it in the oil so it doesn’t stick to the surface. Do small batches at a time by frying for 3-4 minutes per cod loin or a 145-degree internal temperature. 
  2. Toast your buns and assemble by adding a single slice of cheese on the bottom, the fried cod, the tartar sauce, and then the top toasted bun.
  3. It is complete, enjoy it with friends and family!

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Items used in this recipe

Hexclad Frying Pan

Mixing Bowls

Nitrile Gloves

Meat Probe

Knitted Gloves

Conduction Cooktop

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