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Thu Jun 10, 2021, 11:27 AM

Simple Beer Battered Fish Recipe

We got some beautiful halibut from a local outfit that usually delivers to restaurants, but has begun to deliver direct to consumers because the restaurant biz is so depressed right now. We decided to make fish'n'chips! This is a really simple beer batter for fried fish, and if you don't want to use beer, you can also just use sparkling water. The carbonation helps for the batter to be light and fluffy on the inside while it's crispy and golden on the outside.

The real trick here is to make sure everything stays cold as long as possible. The beer, the fish, and the egg should be as cold as possible as long as possible, and hopefully the batter is still cold when it hits the hot oil. That really helps with keeping it fluffy. This came out absolutely perfectly, the fish was cooked all the way through and incredibly moist, and the batter was crispy outside and very fluffy inside, cooked all the way through. No doughiness or anything.

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Saviolo Jun 10 OP
Duncanpup Jun 10 #1
Saviolo Jun 10 #2
Diamond_Dog Jun 10 #3
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Diamond_Dog Jun 10 #5

Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 11:32 AM

1. We are actually making this for lunch today

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Response to Duncanpup (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 11:37 AM

2. Nice.

It's one of those things that's super easy (except for the whole cleaning-up-after-frying thing).

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 11:51 AM

3. That looks AWESOME

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 01:44 PM

4. It came out perfect.

Also helps that we got some really high quality fish.

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Response to Saviolo (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 01:49 PM

5. Fresh fish, so true

My husband fishes Lake Erie this time of year ... wonder how lake perch or walleye would taste in beer batter. I usually deep fry it in seasoned Panko crumbs.

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