This is the best recipe and I did put cornstarch on salt/peppered chicken before using beer batter...delicious. That batter would be good on fish, shrimp, sweet. N sour chicken. I used 12 ounces beer plus 1.5 c flour, 1-1/2 tsp baking powder, only 1 egg.
I was looking for a beer batter recipe to make corn fritters. My family LOVES corn fritters, and this recipe more than satisfied everybody. Don't worry if you don't like beer - it just gives a yeasty "depth" to the flavour; there is no "beer" taste in the finished batter. Crispy on the outside, satisfyingly rich and chewy inside... and you couldn't ask for easier directions. Thanks, Janice!
p.s. I doubled the recipe and then used about 2 cups of corn (I think).
p.p.s. Use a bland, cheap beer (but not Lite). Don't waste a good beer or a strong one - the taste may be bitter or overpowering.
This was very delicious and easy. I did find that the batter did not sick well to scallops when cooked. To solve this issue, I had seen a slight variation in another recipe where the author dredged the fish lightly in cornstarch prior to dipping in the batter. This made a 100% difference in the batter sticking to the scallops during cooking. Great recipe Janice. Thanks for sharing
I used this last night with some halibut that I had defrosted. This is very good...probably as good as any restaurant batter that I have had. I am going to try it as a batter for onion rings and other veggies next. Simple recipe with a great result. Thanks Janice!
My brother just loves fish and chips. He is disabled so it is hard to get him out a lot. So I decided to try my hand at making homemade fish and chips! For the first time making this batter, I followed it exactly as written. We both thought the fish turned out every bit as good as any restaurant prepared fish! This is definitely a keeper!
This was a great batter. Like other reviewers I added a few spices to jazz it up. It made light and crispy deep fried mushrooms. I'll be using this often and plan to experiment with different spices. Can't wait to try it for onion rings. Thanks for posting.
Great foundation batter. Go ahead and add some spices like cajun, or oregano to give it more depth.
Good and crispy! I added cajun seasoning to the batter.
Very good! Nice and simple!
Very, very, good. I made as directed. Used for onion rings and they tasted just like my favorite restaurants. Thanks!