Beer Batter

Beer Batter

"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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5 m servings 88 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 88 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 0.8 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 14g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 11 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Most helpful positive review

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

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,...

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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.

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 ...

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...

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 a...

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 stil...

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!

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

I made this to batter Alaskan Whiting. As a family from the UK, we were missing our traditional fish and chips so I went on the search for a good batter recipe. We liked this batter very much....

Loved it, added some salt. Used the batter for some onions rings and thin slices of potato, for the little one. Definetly will use again.

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