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How to Cook Beer Battered Catfish with Coleslaw

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Fish Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Manny


  • 1/2 kilo catfish fillet or any other fish fillet, preferably cream dory, sliced into serving portions
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour divided
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2/3 cup beer
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 cups coleslaw see recipe below
  • lemon wedges for garnishing

Coleslaw ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup crushed and drained sweetened pineapple
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise


    How to cook Beer Battered Catfish with Coleslaw:

    • To make the batter, combine 1/3 cup flour, salt and peppercorn in a bowl.
    • Slowly add beer while mixing well. Set aside.
    • Add 1/2 - inch deep cooking oil in a heavy skillet. Heat oil for deep frying.
    • Place remaining flour on a plate and dredge catfish on at a time.
    • Dip fish slices batter, and fry in the preheated skillet with oil, about 4 minutes per side or until golden and crisp.
    • Drain fish on paper towels. Serve with coleslaw and lemon wedges.

    To make coleslaw:

    • In a bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.