Beards Beer Batter

Beards Beer Batter

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"Used it for fish and chips. I've tried many different recipes and this is the ultimate. Crispy, golden batter. I can't wait to try it with other protein and vegetables. "

- Sjackson210

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5 avg, 8 review(s) 100% would make again

Ingredients

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2 Eggs; separated
3/4 c Beer; room temperature
1 1/2 tb Salt
3/4 c Flour
2 tb Vegetable oil

Original recipe makes 4

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Preparation

The ultimate batter for deep frying... DIRECTIONS: BEER! Whether its ale, lager, pilsener, or stout, is terrific for cooking. Beer makes a batter for deep frying and smooths a French onion soup. And what could be more compatible for lunch on a rainy Vancouver weekend out on the boat fishing for Spring salmon than a cold beer with a hot pastrami sandwich smothered with brown beer mustard? This is the late James Beards recipe for batter to French fry vegetables. Trim your veggies, wash, dry thoroughly, dust with flour, dip into the batter, and fry in oil at 360 F. until done. However, James "missed the boat" on this one - its far better for deep frying halibut, cod, or any other seafood. The batter puffs up because of the beers yeast, fries quickly, and as a result, doesnt commit the cardinal sin of seafood preparation - overcooking. I think few of our piscine friends benefit from deep frying as a cooking method, but thats another story. To prepare, place flour in a mixing bowl and add egg yolks, salt, oil, and beer. Stir batter until thoroughly mixed. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and allow it to rest in the fridge for at least 2 hours or as long as 24 - the longer the better, to a point. Just before using batter, stir it well again. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry; gently fold egg whites into batter. Does 2 lbs. of veggies or 6 fish fillets, depending upon their size. Makes 4 servings.

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Really good batter, this one is a Keeper, CCheryl photo by CCheryl CCheryl

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Fantastic recipe! I use it to make battered cod. The batter is light and fluffy.
jbaileyn 1 year ago
Fantastic batter light and crispy. Next time I'll try some fresh pepper in the mix. Would be great for cheese curds.
Brianinmn 2 years ago
Great for St Pat's cod & chip's last night. Used Guinness and added 1/2 t of 3 pepper (= amts of red/white/blk) to add a slight bite. Loved by all.
JasonPsyD 3 years ago
so good it had to have a photo, CCheryl
CCheryl 3 years ago
The best crisper golden batter ever brilliant.
Jackalil 3 years ago
Used it for fish and chips. I've tried many different recipes and this is the ultimate. Crispy, golden batter. I can't wait to try it with other protein and vegetables.
Sjackson210 3 years ago
Beard is the King!!
thetitan99 4 years ago
pjb7100 4 years ago
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