Best Fish Batter

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by JNS381

A light, crispy batter that turns golden and bubbly. Fantastic for frying fish, calamari rings, prawns, shellfish, pineapple or banana fritters and good old Aussie potato cakes.

Top Review by Marie

I made this recipe with catfish the other night and it was fantastic. The only problem I had was that it took a long time to brown. Perhaps my oil wasn't hot enough. I will use this again and try to get it right. Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Using a fork, mix the melted butter through the flour and salt.
  2. Add the soda water or beer and mix. Don't worry about the lumps of butter. They disappear while frying and make the crispy batter bubbly.
  3. To make Aussie potato cakes, take a large potato and cut into thin, large slices.
  4. Coat with flour and then dip into the batter before frying.

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