Crispy Frying Batter

Total Time
1hr 10mins
10 mins
1 hr

This recipe is a family favorite. Beaten egg whites make this batter thinner, everything comes out light and fluffy. This recipe needs to be prepared an hour before using.

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  • 2 eggs, separated,whites set aside
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 34 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 34 cup flour


  1. IN BOWL: Beat 2 egg yolks and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  2. ADD 3/4 cup lukewarm water and 1 tablespoon oil, mix.
  3. Gradually add 3/4 cup flour until smooth.
  4. Set aside for at least one hour.
  5. Just before using beat the egg whites to soft peaks and fold into the batter.
  6. Ready to use for battering.
  7. I find this recipe sufficient in preparing four to six servings.
  8. It depends of course on what you are battering and how hungry the family.
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4 5

I made this recipe on 4/11/09 for the " Spring PAC "event. Since my SO and I were having hot dogs,this batter was used to coat onion rings. I really enjoyed fact that there was no need for three seperate bowls to end up with a very delicate tasting coating. This recipe is even easy enough for a beginner cook. This " WILL " be made again. Thanks for posting and "Keep Smiling :)"

5 5

Indeed, it's very thin. I tried it with sliced potatoes, onions, carrots and corn. Delicious! Reviewing this at real time as I'm eating this right now. :) Thanks!

5 5

First off, I'm not stalking you, Gerry--you just have WAY too many GREAT recipes, and I have to take advantage of them. That said, this batter lives up to your excellent recipe repertoire. It's like the kind served at restaurants, except now I know how to make it! Our family thanks you.