Beer-Battered Catfish Tacos Recipe

whiskeyandwings April 20, 2017 0
Beer-Battered Catfish Tacos Recipe


for the beer batter:

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup dried Mexican (or regular) oregano
  • 1/2 cup mustard
  • 1/2 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 beer (Mexican is best)

for the fish and marinade:

  • 1 large catfish fillet, cut into strips
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
  • 1 Tbs. salt
  • 2 quarts vegetable oil (he used lard, which is awesome if you’re into that)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour


  1. In a large bowl, mix all the beer batter ingredients together. It should have a pancake batter consistency. Cover and chill for about two hours.
  2. For the fish marinade, combine the fish, water, garlic powder and salt in a medium bowl. Let that chill for two hours, along with the batter.
  3. Pour the flour into a shallow baking dish.
  4. Heat the oil (or lard) in a deep, straight-sided pan to 350 degrees.
  5. Drain the fish from the marinade and pat each strip dry. Lightly dredge the fish through the flour, shaking off any excess, then dip it in the beer batter.
  6. In batches, fry the fish in the oil until golden brown all over, about two minutes per batch. Place on paper towels to drain.
  7. To serve, place a couple of fish “sticks” on a couple of corn tortillas. Top with pico de gallo, shredded green cabbage and cilantro cream.

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