Beer-Battered Wee Mac Fish & Chips with Cleveland Kraut Tartare Sauce

Dipped in Sun King Brewery‘s Wee Mac beer-batter and then fried until crisp, you’ll find this fish and chips recipe nothing short of mouthwatering. There’s a reason why fish & chips go so well together and if you haven’t tried this amazing combo, now’s your chance. Plus, paired with a Cleveland Kraut Tartare Sauce, how could you go wrong?!?


For Beer-Batter:

  1. Whisk together flour, cornstarch, beer, egg, and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Make sure there are no lumps. Cover bowl and place in fridge for at least 20 minutes, and up to 3 hours.

For the Fish:

  1. Pour oil into a large dutch oven or 6 qt electric fryer. Turn heat to medium and bring to a temperature of 375°F.
  2. Dry fish fillets with paper towels. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Drop each piece into the bowl of batter.
  3. When oil is at 375°F., remove one piece of fish out with a pair of tongs, letting the excess batter drip back into the bowl. Then lower it into the oil, holding on to it for a few seconds to keep it from sticking to the bottom. Repeat process with other fillets. Adjust heat to medium-high to keep temperature at about 350°F. Cook until fillets are golden brown, about five minutes.

For the Tartare Sauce:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

To Serve:

  1. Drain fish fillets on a baking sheet covered with paper towels. Serve with coleslaw, malt vinegar, lemon, or whatever you like best.

Recipe Credit

Culinary Director Steven Unrue has been a chef in Indiana for the past 13 years. He’s skilled craftsmanship in the culinary arts has allowed him to work at many great Indianapolis restaurants and private dining facilities. Learning and mastering food and beverage pairing has been a huge focus of Steven’s and is what led him to Sun King Brewery & Spirits.

As Culinary Director, Steven is currently building a database of paired recipes for all of Sun King Brewery’s variety of unique beers and handcrafted spirits. He is passionate about teaching other local chefs on how best to pair Sun King beer with their dishes. He aspires to educate not only the Sun King staff but all of Sun King’s fans with the knowledge of food and beer and why each style of beer pairs so well with various dishes.