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The best BEER BATTER recipe for fish you will ever lay a lip on...
Recipes & Food / 2:07 PM - Wednesday November 18, 2009

The best BEER BATTER recipe for fish you will ever lay a lip on...

"Sexytony" sent me this recipe a couple of weeks ago and it's AWESOME.
(He told me I could post it.)

2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
2 cups Sam Adams beer (I used Boston Lager)
1 1/2 pounds firm-fleshed cod, cut into strips
(I used Halibut and Cod and I think any white fish would work well AND I salt and peppered the fillets before I dipped them in the batter.)

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cayenne pepper, and Old Bay seasoning. Whisk in the beer until the batter is completely smooth and free of any lumps. Refrigerate for 15 minutes to 1 hour ahead.

Working in small batches, dip the fish into batter and immerse into hot oil.
(I used 1/4 Olive Oil and 3/4s Canola oil)

When the batter is set, turn the pieces of fish over and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
(I think Tony had a deep fryer. I used a big frying pan, so, it took about 4 minutes on each side.)

Serve with choices of lemon wedges, good vinegar, tartar sauce.

It's a great recipe for any white fish and if you use Olive Oil and Canola, it won't clog your arteries.


- Asked by jenny12, Female, 46-55, Other Profession

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