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Beer Batter Recipe
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Beer Batter

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"As long as there is a beer in the house this is a quick and easy recipe without any fancy ingredients. You can find all the ingredients in a standard kitchen! This batter is great for deep frying white fish. Fresh lake perch and walleye are especially tasty in this beer batter."

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Original recipe makes 2 cups Change Servings
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Directions

  1. In a small mixing bowl add flour, egg, garlic powder, and black pepper. Stir in 1 cup beer (you can add more than one cup to obtain your desired texture).
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  • PREP 5 mins
  • READY IN 5 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 22, 2007

Great recipie! If you dredge whatever you're frying in flour before you put it in the batter, it helps the batter stick more and makes it thicker.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 23, 2009

I had to start over after initially following the recipe exactly. This is way too much beer - it makes a soup of the flour mixture. I suggest pouring about 1/3 cup into the flour mix to start, and to slowly pour beer from the bottle if you need more.

 
Oct 07, 2003

Simple, tasty batter. I added just a little salt to enhance flavor. I use it to make fried shrimp with onion rings on the side. It helps to dust your fish, shrimp, etc. with flour first, then dipping in the batter. Some people have said this batter is too thin; add a little more flour if you like, but note that a heavy batter will fry up very dense and retain a lot of oil.

 
Aug 25, 2003

This was an excellent recipe, except for the fact that the fish got very soggy when it cooled. My oil was plenty hot, I dried the fish first (as someone else had suggested) and drained them real good. Does anyone have a suggestion on how to keep the fish crispy?

 
Nov 04, 2007

The batter seemed too thin so I followed another reviewers advice and dredged walleye in flour before the batter. It turned out perfect. Nice light crispy coating. I fried two pieces at a time and kept them in a warming drawer as they finished. A 200 degree oven would do the same.

 
Oct 17, 2003

For a more "formal" version of fish & chips, I also coat the french fries in the batter. For us weight-watching folks, the fish & chips can be oven baked (345-deg./30-35 min), and everyone still loves it.

 
Jan 17, 2005

I used two cups of flour, two and a half cups of beer and a bit of cayenne to use as my batter for blooming onions. Absolutely delicious!

 
Apr 18, 2003

We are big fish eaters in my family. I am always looking for new ways to dress it up and the recipe went over big. I loved that there was almost no prep time

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 88 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 0.8 g
  • 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 11 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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