Beer batter

Crunchy, light and delicious on a fresh fillet of fish.

Shopping list (serves 4-6)

  • 375 ml light beer
  • 125 ml water
  • ½ teaspoon bi-carb soda
  • Self raising flour to consistency
  • Salt and pepper

  • Step 1

    Pour the beer and water into a bowl. Add the bi-carb soda and whisk together.

  • Step 2

    Start adding the self raising flour to the liquid until you can do a figure of 8 and it will hold for three seconds before dispersing.

  • Step 3

    Season with salt & pepper. Let rest for 15 minutes before battering your fish.

  • Step 4

    Slightly flour your fish fillets, remove any excess flour. Holding the smallest end, drape the fish fillet through the batter, then let any excess batter drip off.

  • Step 5

    In a 180C pre heated deep fryer, add the thickest end and wait till it floats to the surface before slowly releasing the fillet.

  • Step 6

    Turn over once slightly browned, then cook other side until slightly browned then remove from oil and drain excess oil.

  • Step 7

    Serve with crispy roasted wedges and homemade tartare sauce