Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

I use this everytime I make onion rings, hot poppers and other fried finger food. Once you use it for the first time, you won't have to reach for the recipe again, cuz it's so easy. To make more, just change the 1-1-1 to 2-2-2 or more.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients together with whisk until smooth.
  2. Dip your favorite food for frying, remove and fry the food in hot grease.


Most Helpful

Very good for a basic, 3-ingredient batter. For a little more flavor I added salt and pepper to the mix. Since I was cooking just for myself, I cut it in half, using 1/2 cup ice water and 1/2 cup flour, but still used a whole egg. Can't stop eating my tempura red pepper strips. Will try it on sweet potato next, as that's my favorite tempura ingredient.

LindaE September 25, 2013

This was great with fried fish! I substituted a little cornstarch and beer instead of water. I will use this recipe again and again. My only complaint was that it made a lot more than I needed so I will need to get more fish next time.

mandymershon May 25, 2011

Wins in the easy category! I used 1/2 c flour and 1/2 cornstarch, plus some salt and pepper. Used on nugget-sized pieces of frozen catfish, 2 minutes, flipped, 3 minutes, flipped again for about a minute to brown. Don't do too many at a time because it lowers the temperature.

sheepdoc March 19, 2011

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