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Beer-Battered Bass Recipe

A delicious recipe for bass fillets cooked in a Texas-style beer batter

Beer-Battered Bass Recipe
Beer-Battered Bass Recipe

Rick Browne shows you how to cook beer-battered bass in Texas. This delicious bass recipe is then served over a bed of homemade coleslaw.

Serves: 4-6
Prep time:minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients :

  • 4-6 bass fillets
  • ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ⅔ cup flat beer
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Cole slaw mix
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


1. Whisk ⅓ cup flour, salt, and pepper in medium bowl to blend.

2. Whisk in beer. Add enough oil to heavy large skillet to reach depth of ½ inch. Heat oil to 350 degrees.

3. Place remaining 2 tablespoons flour on plate. Coat fish with the flour. Dip the fillets in the batter, letting the excess drip off.

4. Fry fish until golden brown and crisp, about 4 minutes per side.

5. Drain fish on paper towels.

6. Toss coleslaw mix, vinegar, honey, and 1 tablespoon oil in medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

7. Divide between plates. Place fish atop coleslaw.

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