Recipe By McCormick Spice
Published Mar 4th
Beer Battered Cod
Prep 10m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 25m
Servings 6 servings Calories 261.3

McCormick® Beer Batter Seafood Batter Mix, combined with the extra kick from Old Bay® seasoning, gives seafood a great taste and extremely crisp texture.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 cup McCormick® Beer Batter Seafood Batter Mix
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay® Seasoning
  • ⅓ cup beer or water
  • 1 ½ pounds cod fillets, cut into serving-size pieces

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Pour oil into deep fryer or large heavy skillet, filling no more than 1/3 full. Heat to 375 degrees F on medium heat.
  2. 2 Mix Batter Mix and Old Bay in medium bowl. Add beer or water; stir until smooth. Dip fish into batter. Shake off excess.
  3. 3 Fry fish, a few pieces at a time, 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown, turning once to brown evenly. Drain on paper towels.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 261.3
  • Carbohydrate 21.5 g
  • Cholesterol 44.2 mg
  • Fat 10.9 g
  • Fiber 0.5 g
  • Protein 15.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.9 g
  • Sodium 948.2 mg
  • Sugar 0.6 g


  1. Used this recipe for my first time frying fish. Glad I did! The hubs raved! Once I was finished coating the fish I added panko to thicken the batter and dredged thick sliced onions for onion rings. Coleslaw on the side made this meal a food coma meal!
  2. This is the best batter I have found. I use a dark beer for flavor and it gives the fish a golden color. I dry the fish on paper towels and salt them before dipping in the batter. If you like a thinner batter, add a splash more of beer, if you like thicker batter - Read more ...
  3. This was a simple and delicious dish. Though the cod tasted good, my beer batter mix had fallen off my frozen cod when I fried it. Maybe I should've split it in halves to make for easy dipping. I forgot to add the Old Bay seasoning too. I'll make it again and hope to get - Read more ...
  4. The whole family enjoyed the cod fried this way. Recipe is a definite keeper. Will make again soon.
  5. made it exactly as written... hubby & I loved it! Served with french fries and cole slaw... great meal!
  6. I have become a fish convert after trying this recipe. I like a little heavier batter so I dredged the fish in the dry mix (after preparing batter - just put aside some of the mix) before putting the fish in the moist batter. Delicious! Trying to eat more fish and this recipe makes it - Read more ...
  7. This was delicious!! It's a keeper!!!!
  8. I have never been a big fan of battered fish, but the 5 star rating caused me to try this recipe. My wife and I both loved it. The fish turned out flakey and delicious. I had to change my opinion of battered fish. If you like fried fish you need to try this recipe!
  10. I know this not exactly "home made" but my kids love this recipe! We use the batter fir chicken mushrooms and more.