Fish batter

Fish batter


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About this recipe: Basic beer batter, good for almost any firm white fish, such as lemon sole, halibut, cod or pollack.

Wilma Scott

Serves: 6 

  • 3 eggs
  • 175ml beer
  • 350ml milk
  • 475g plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 675g cod or lemon sole fillets
  • 2 litres vegetable oil for frying

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and cornflour.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together eggs and milk. Mix in beer. Stir in flour mixture. Season with salt, black pepper and garlic powder.
  3. In an electric deep fryer or a heavy saucepan, heat oil to 190 degrees C.
  4. Coat fish in batter, and submerge in hot oil. Fry until golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

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Reviews (8)


do you have to use beer? - 04 Nov 2009


do you have to use beer? - 04 Nov 2009


Used different ingredients. i have swoped the beer for sparkling water as in some other recipes. - 16 Aug 2009

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