About this recipe:If you want to make your own fish and chips, this beer batter recipe is essential. You can use different types of fish for this recipe - cod, pollock, haddock, snapper. Serve with hand-cut chips and mushy peas!
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
oil for deep frying
4 fish fillets
extra flour for coating
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Method Prep:30min › Cook:5min › Ready in:35min
Mix flour, baking powder, salt and beer in a bowl, stirring until a smooth batter is formed.
Heat oil in heavy bottomed frying fan until very hot.
Coat fish in flour first then in the batter. Add to the hot oil - taking care as this is very dangerous - and fry for 2 minutes until the batter is crispy and brown all over. Cook only 1 or two pieces at a time, so you don't overcrowd the pan. Remove fish and place on a piece of kitchen paper to drain before serving.
Used this batter recipe for cod and I must say it was simple and the best I have made, I used lager beer cos that was all I had, not sure what the best beer to use but this was fine 5 star - 10 Dec 2011