Alaskan Beer Bits

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Did somebody say beer AND fish!? Two of the best possible things, and now you can enjoy both at the same time! (And no, we don’t just mean cracking open a cold one to drink with dinner). These Alaskan Beer Bits are a staple for many of the fishermen up in Alaska, and now we’re sharing the recipe with you! The beer batter gets oily and crispy, complimenting the moist, flaky texture of the whitefish perfectly. If you’ve got a beer hidden in the back of your fridge, pull it out! Because we are going to use it to make some of the best whitefish you’ve ever had.

Alaskan Beer Bits

Serves: 2-3

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total: 15 minutes


  • 1 wild-caught Rockfish fillet, cubed
  • 3 cups olive oil
  • 1 box of Krusteaz buttermilk pancake mix
  • 1 bottle of beer of your liking


Begin by pouring all 3 cups of oil into your skillet. Heat over medium high heat.

While your oil heats up, cube your rockfish fillet. 

Dump the contents of the Krusteaz box into a medium bowl. Slowly begin adding your beer and stirring until you get a nice batter (you don’t want your batter to be too thick, but you also don’t want a runny batter!)

Begin coating your rockfish pieces in batter before transferring them to the hot oil. Fry on each side for 3-5 minutes, or until golden brown.

Serve with tartar sauce, cocktail sauce, or whatever your favorite sauce is!

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