Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

As the recipe implies, this batter may be used for anything.


  1. Sift first four ingredients together.
  2. Add egg and milk.
  3. Mix thoroughly.


Most Helpful

A nice, light batter that goes a long way. I fried a big zucchini, a big yellow straightneck, and two large patty pan squash -- enough for 6 adults and two kids -- and I have leftovers.

It only misses being 5-star by being bland. I ended up adding some garlic powder and Italian seasoning for a flavor boost. But it was perfectly crisp and didn't get greasy.

Update: I have fried everything I ever fry in this mix -- squash, onion rings, chicken tenders, pork cubes, catfish nuggets, ... and, except for needing seasoning, it has worked well. I have made it with self-rising flour and no baking powder. I have made it with 1/3 cornbread mix subbed for part of the flour, and I have made it with beer instead of milk. It never fails to stick to the food and its never heavy.

3KillerBs November 20, 2011

great, simple recipe. Used it for making fried bananas--just dipped whole bananas in this batter and then deep fried them for Hanukka, and topped them with maple syrup. Yum!!

GalicioBocharit September 14, 2006

Really good, yet simple batter. I batter dipped some shrimp and they came out great. I served them with a hot (spicy) dipping sauce--great combo. Thanks for posting.

Pokey in San Antonio, TX February 05, 2006

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