By Sue Lau on July 23, 2002
Photo by Sue Lau
Photo by Sue Lau
"Great for a fish fry. Mushrooms and other veggies go great too, as well as chicky tenders, and squares of marinated tofu. Experiment and have fun! Makes enough for 1 pound of seafood."
Serving Size: 1 (275 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I live in Alaska so we have wonderful fresh Halibut. I made this batter and added some extra seasonings. It was such a hit that there was nothing left and the fillet was a good 5 pounds. They ate this along with the mushrooms, onion rings, broccoli, and fries that we made. I served the items as they were finished to avoid them getting soggy. Everybody enjoyed this because they were real hot as well. The times when I want to eat with them I cook in smaller portions and if it gets eaten I go back and cook more. I hope this helps any one. Good luck and happy eating..."
"This has the exact same flavor and texture as Long John Silver's and that's quite a compliment! I even go so far as to drizzle a little of the batter in the oil to make the "crumbs" you can get there. Let the batter sit for 5 or so minutes after making and it thickens up dramatically and adheres to the meat/onions lots better. I lightly dust my onion rings with flour to help it adhere also. We eat deep-fried foods perhaps 3 or 4 times a year. After finding this recipe, it might be difficult to adhere to that. Thanks so much for posting!"
"EXCELLENT light batter! The only thing I did different was to add 2 tsp of Old Bay seasoning to the batter. *which made the batter better* pun intended! I will always use this batter from now on! Oh yes, and I also dredged my onions and shrimp in flour before the batter so that it would adhere betterâ€¦worked like a charm! Thanks for a really excellent and easy recipe"
"I use this recipe at least once a week with both fish and chicken strips! I use Yuengling beer. I dislike the taste of beer and most beer batters but this one made with Yuengling in the exception for me!! :)"
"This was good and simple. Used it on some chicken gizzards. I think I might try it on some oysters or shrimp next time."
"This was a a very tasty batter. Can be used on many different things. Thanks for posting."
"This is the best batter! Made fried fish and it was exactly what I was looking for! Can't wait to try it on other things!"
"Love, love, love this recipe! Hands down best fried food batter recipe I've ever tried. Thanks for a great recipe! My husband and I couldn't be happier! Daughter loves it on chicken tenders too! Great on mushrooms!"
"I adore this recipe! I wanted beer battered chicken and I was liking what I was reading about this recipe and how well it holds up and sticks to your food. Spot on! It took a few trial and errors though as to concerning using chicken strips, I found I had to cook slower and lower because the batter fried up so much faster. I did have an issue somewhat with sogginess after frying but I believe it was because I had them covered. I have a lot of plans for this recipe!"
"Great fish batter. The fish turned out moist, The batter completly covered the fillet and was crispy on the outside while being fluffy on the inside.
I had some leftovers in my bucket today. While not being as good as fresh, the microwave reheated fish was a lot better than most.
I also used the same batter to make onion rings
Edit 1-29-11 to add: Used the batter with some oysters and they turned out great. Didn't hold the shape, they puffed up, but the flavor was wonderful."
"Delicious!! All we had was whole wheat flour an I added some old bay seasoning. But it was great. Used it on snapper fillets. Served with tater tots & mixed veggies."
"I must have done something wrong with this recipe...! I fried fish, shrimp, cauliflower and onion rings in this batter. They came out very crispy, but within 10 min. when I was ready to serve, everything was soft and greasy. I even kept the already cooked ones in the oven as I made them. The flavor was good, just not crispy like I expected. Will try again and see if I did something wrong. Donna"
"Excellent! After reading CassandraD's review I didn't want to run out of batter so I tripled it for 1 1/2 lbs. of cod fillets and one huge onion for onion rings. It made all of that and I had batter left over. Everything was quite tasty."
"I loved the way it stuck to vegetables and fish. I think I'll try various spice additions in the future. I'd like a little zing. This is a perfect basic recipe though. Thanks so much for sharing."
"I had no idea beer batter was this easy. I didn't have any baking powder so I used 1 tsp of generic baking mix. I thought i heard somewhere that it was an okay substitute and it worked just fine. It was really good. I will use it again. I used it on cod but think it would be just as good on many other things."
"My mom and I found bags of big shrimp on sale. We decided since they were visiting we would have shrimp for supper. Mom wanted a package of beer batter...I said no way!! I doubled this for two bags of shrimp. Made it exactly as wrote. There was a dribble left after I was done deep frying them all. My dad said he hasnt had shrimp this good in years!! My dad is a beef eater for him to comment on shrimp is HUGE!! Mom thought she died and went to heaven....she took my printed copy home with her. This will be used over and over again...we fish every August and we will be taking the deep fryer next year. Thank you Sue L for an excellent batter."
"This was excellent kids dont like fish so I had to make chicken first and then the fish I got rave reviews all around. After reading other reviews I coated the meat in flour firts but i dont think that it was nescessary because the batter was so thick that it adhered perfectly, I had ny son making the batter for me and at first I had him make a double batch I was running low so I had to make sure we had enough so i had him make another batch, I had more meat than I thought and he had to make another batch,,,,,, four in all, I cant wait to try this on veggies"
"Outstanding!! At last a Beer Batter that is stand alone for anything deep fried yet can be experimented with. Way to go Sue L. This is a keeper"