Best beer batter fish

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    30 min

    A tasty recipe for beer batter that is very easy to make. Use this for a fab fish and chips supper, or you can try using the batter for prawns, onion rings or other types of fish. The taste will change depending on the type of beer you use.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 2 litres vegetable oil for frying
    • 8 (120g) fillets cod
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 125g plain flour
    • 2 tablespoons garlic granules
    • 2 tablespoons paprika
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 330ml beer

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 185 degrees C. Rinse fish, pat dry and season with salt and pepper.
    2. Combine flour, garlic granules, paprika, 2 teaspoons salt and 2 teaspoons pepper. Stir egg into dry ingredients. Gradually mix in beer until a thin batter is formed. You should be able to see the fish through the batter after it has been dipped.
    3. Dip fish fillets into the batter, then drop one at a time into hot oil. Fry fish, turning once, until both sides are golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper, and serve warm.

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    1868

    Hey people - this recipe would be "great" if you just take a moment to read my suggestion. About 30 years ago, I came across an article in a magazine that had interviewed the owner of a very successful restaurant. Since he was retiring from his business, he was in a generous mood, and decided to share his secrets! (Great guy - wish I had met him!) Anyway, all you have to do to ensure a great beer batter is to do the following: add one can or bottle of beer (12 fluid ounces) to 12 ounces of flour (do the math yourself this morning, please, as I'm kinda tired from work!). Basically, the batter is just a 1:1 ratio of beer to all-purpose flour. Therefore, you can make any amount of batter you choose to - 2 cups beer, to 2 cups flour, and so on. THEN, with a whisk, mix those 2 ingredients well. Cover with a tea towel, and leave it alone! Let it sit for 3 hours, and you're ready to do anything! (A chemical reaction occurs between the beer and the flour during that time period.) Get out your seasoned fish filets, dip it in this mixture, then drop one at a time into hot oil. Don't crowd the cooking vessel, and turn only once, as the author of this recipe suggests! Drain on paper towels, serve hot! If you're feeding a crowd, and want to keep the fish warm while you're cooking the rest, place fried filets in a slow oven (200 degrees F) while you're frying up the rest. This batter also makes the best onion rings!! (The man who shared this recipe owned a steak house.) Enjoy! ~ Lauren  -  18 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    1190

    Great! I was having a problem with it being greasy although I drained it on paper bags. Then I switched to 2 egg whites instead of a whole egg and it solved the problem - found out from tv that egg yolks hold the oil.  -  17 Jun 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    780

    This recipe is just like you would find at a restaurant. For anyone that has a problem with the beer batter not sticking to the fish, I have a simple trick. Set out a bowl with about a cup of flour, and before you dip the fish in the beer batter, coat the fish in flour. Also- to keep them crispy, make sure to drain the excess oil on a paper bag after frying. You shouldn't have any problems after that! Great recipe!  -  15 Mar 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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