Beer Batter for Frying

"The finest CRISPY batter recipe. Always used by myself and never fails to impress. For the crispiest batter you must steer well clear of eggs! This is great for fish, chicken, mushrooms onions etc. Good Baatter consistency: Dip your finger into batter. It should not run off the finger but drip off after around 5secs."
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Ready In:
6 Peices of fish or chicken




  • Sift Flour and Baking Powder into a bowl.
  • Pour Liquid, (Lager is best but Water can also be used) into a bowl.
  • Sift Flour and Baking powder mix over the liquid a little at a time whisking inbetween until all is mixed with no lumps.
  • At this stage, check consistency to your requirements. Add a little more flour for thicker batter, a little more liquid for a thinner batter. No more Baking powder is needed.
  • Use immediately, no need to rest.

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  1. d_hertel
    I never add egg to the tempura batter, and I double the baking powder. Makes batter light and crispy, and ALWAYS fry in peanut oil, which has a high smoking point, and is actually very healthy for your heart and circulation (look it up). It can sometimes be reused with a filtering through paper towels. Vegetable and canola oil are bad because of the process they use to retrieve the oil from seeds.
  2. djones240
    Easy to make and oh so good.
  3. Chef GreanEyes
    the boyfriend used this recipe on mushrooms and steak tips. mmmmm!!! Thick,crispy, and not gooey and ALSO IS STILL GOOD leftover!! had em in the fridge for a few days and were almost as good as when we made them, and i have NEVER said that about anything battered! Thanks for our new go-to batter recipe!! OUTSTANDING!!!
  4. CityGirlExiledToASm
    Great batter recipe! I used it on Tilapia (not the best choice for a frying fish, but we were snowbound and it was in the freezer). It turned out very light and crispy the first time on the fish, so much so that I did it again the next day for onion rings! Thanks for sharing!
  5. lovinmykids
    I LOVE this batter, it worked for my zuchinni!!! I will use this forever, simple, easy and your able to add. thanks so much!!



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