8 tilapia fillets
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons ground red pepper (cayenne)
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 egg, beaten
1 bottle or can (12 oz) Hefeweizen beer
Oil for frying
HEFEWEIZEN BEER-BATTERED FISH
- Rinse tilapia fillets and pat dry with paper towels.
- In a shallow bowl, mix flour, garlic powder, red pepper, orange peel, salt, black pepper and pepper flakes. Add egg; mix until incorporated. Gradually whisk in beer until a thin batter forms.
- In a deep fryer or heavy stockpot, heat oil (about 2 inches) to 350°F.
- Dip fillets into batter; add to hot oil in batches. Fry fish, turning once, until both sides are golden brown. Drain on paper towels in a PYREX® Easy GRAB® 2-QT. OBLONG BAKING DISH; serve warm with an ice-cold beer.