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Easy Beer Batter

Rated as 4.92 out of 5 Stars

"First rule of beer batter: Beer batter is not complicated, it should only contain beer and self-raising flour. Second rule of beer batter: The beer should be cold. Third rule of beer batter: You DO NOT need to sift the flour and don't over-whisk it. A few lumps actually makes for a better texture. Fourth and most important rule of beer batter: It is important to choose the correct beer according to what you are going to cook. As any ingredient ranges in texture and taste, so does beer."
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5 m servings 260
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can add some freshly ground spices to the batter to give a flavour kick if you like. 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.
  • 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; 0.6 49.5 6.6 0 797 Full nutrition

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Nice straight forward recipe. If you don't have self rising flour, no worries. Use all purpose flour and add 1 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt for each cup of flour. I...

Simple! And SO yummy on so many things! Going to try it on chicken legs tonight

Tastes great! The comment about using 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder w/ 1/2 teaspoon salt per cup of flour in regular flour worked perfectly. I used a pale ale and it was fantastic.

I've tried a few different beer batter recipes and they're good, but they're not perfect. I came across this one and my first thought was, "no egg?! how?!" I was so wrong. It doesn't need anythi...

Made half the recipe it’s perfect and I get to drink half the beer Guinness of course

So easy, so so good.

Didn't change thing. I used a domestic Lite beer, next time I will use my favorite craft brew Amber beer to check out the difference.

I cut the recipe down, still had too much, but

easy peasy loved it