Easy Beer Batter


Learn how to make beer batter with this easy recipe. The first rule of beer batter: It's not complicated; it should only contain beer and self-rising flour. The second rule of beer batter: The beer should be cold. The third rule of beer batter: don't sift the flour, and don't over-whisk it — a few lumps make for a better texture. The fourth (and most crucial!) rule of beer batter: choose the correct beer according to what you will cook. As any ingredient ranges in texture and taste, so does beer.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 2 cups self-rising flour

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer


  1. Whisk together flour and beer in a bowl until just combined; batter will be lumpy.

Cook's Note:

You can add some freshly ground spices to the batter to boost flavor. Try deep-frying fish in a beer batter laced with cumin, coriander, and paprika to give a Moroccan direction. Serve it with a Moroccan zucchini salad and yogurt.

How to fry meat and vegetables with beer batter: Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Press meat or vegetables into flour to coat, shaking off excess; dip into beer batter. Fry in hot oil in batches until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and season immediately with salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

260 Calories
1g Fat
50g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 260
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 797mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 7g
Calcium 215mg 17%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 102mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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