Fish batter

    15 min

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

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    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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    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