A very robust, lite, and crispy batter that compliments fish, pork, and chicken as well as broccoli, cauliflower, or zucchini. This beer batter will explode with flavor once it hits your mouth, and thirds will be in order when serving things battered and fried with this goodness.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
1 recipe for 3 pounds food
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat flour, cornmeal, lemon pepper, garlic powder, black pepper, oregano, cayenne pepper, cumin, paprika, thyme, onion powder, and both types of light beer together in a large mixing bowl with a whisk until smooth with the consistency of beer batter; add lemon juice.

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Cook's Notes:

Smother the desired food in the batter and then place in oil to fry until golden brown. Remove and place on plate with paper towels to soak up any excess oil. Let stand for 1 minute before serving.

It is okay to cross-contaminate food in the batter that is going directly into the fryer, but do not save batter over night after contamination.

Nutrition Facts

114 calories; protein 2.8g 6% DV; carbohydrates 21.2g 7% DV; fat 0.6g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 370.9mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2015
I gave it 5 stars because the combination of spices is the best I have tried (and I have tried a lot!). I recommend to simply mix the dry and add the beer to desired consistency. I (also) found the pepper and lemon very overpowering so I halved the lemon pepper cayenne and black peppers and eliminated the lemon juice. This gives wonderful flavored batter but still allows the meat to remain the central focus. I used this modification on alligator bites in our concession trailer with lots of compliments. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/28/2015
Ratio dry to liquid WAY off..... Someone needs to rethink...... Also cayenne amount quite high unless into 5 alarm stuff Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
03/28/2015
Ratio dry to liquid WAY off..... Someone needs to rethink...... Also cayenne amount quite high unless into 5 alarm stuff Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2015
I gave it 5 stars because the combination of spices is the best I have tried (and I have tried a lot!). I recommend to simply mix the dry and add the beer to desired consistency. I (also) found the pepper and lemon very overpowering so I halved the lemon pepper cayenne and black peppers and eliminated the lemon juice. This gives wonderful flavored batter but still allows the meat to remain the central focus. I used this modification on alligator bites in our concession trailer with lots of compliments. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/26/2015
We halved the recipe because we had only 1.5 lbs of fish to cook. After halving the recipe we toned down the lemon pepper cayenne pepper and skipped the black pepper (because lemon pepper has black pepper in it already). It still had great flavor and a little kick to it. The cumin adds a fantastic flavor. Also ended up adding the beer until the batter had a nice consistency so we used less than the recipe called for. Turned out delicious--very golden brown and crispy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2017
Loved the crispy flakiness of this batter. Adjusted seasoning and spices to my husband's taste. Also added beer only until desired consistency which was less than recipe. Cumin was quite overpowering in smell and taste test so added 1/2 tsp Kosher salt. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2019
This was really good! The spice level was perfect (although I omitted the lemon pepper because I didn t have any) and it fried up really crispy! I did what others suggested and mixed up the dry ingredients first then added beer and lemon juice until the right consistency which for me was about 1.5 bottles. Great recipe! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2019
Made some fried chicken with this tonight. So crunchy and spicy just the way I like it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2020
Amazing. I just skipped the cumin, lemon pepper and lemon juice and used a little less pepper. I love lemon but since i add lemon while i eat no need for lemon juice. Read More