28 Reviews

I live in Alaska so we have wonderful fresh Halibut. I made this batter and added some extra seasonings. It was such a hit that there was nothing left and the fillet was a good 5 pounds. They ate this along with the mushrooms, onion rings, broccoli, and fries that we made. I served the items as they were finished to avoid them getting soggy. Everybody enjoyed this because they were real hot as well. The times when I want to eat with them I cook in smaller portions and if it gets eaten I go back and cook more. I hope this helps any one. Good luck and happy eating...

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timmyg56 June 20, 2010

This has the exact same flavor and texture as Long John Silver's and that's quite a compliment! I even go so far as to drizzle a little of the batter in the oil to make the "crumbs" you can get there. Let the batter sit for 5 or so minutes after making and it thickens up dramatically and adheres to the meat/onions lots better. I lightly dust my onion rings with flour to help it adhere also. We eat deep-fried foods perhaps 3 or 4 times a year. After finding this recipe, it might be difficult to adhere to that. Thanks so much for posting!

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EthelP March 29, 2009

EXCELLENT light batter! The only thing I did different was to add 2 tsp of Old Bay seasoning to the batter. *which made the batter better* pun intended! I will always use this batter from now on! Oh yes, and I also dredged my onions and shrimp in flour before the batter so that it would adhere better…worked like a charm! Thanks for a really excellent and easy recipe

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ironchefmarcya September 09, 2009

I use this recipe at least once a week with both fish and chicken strips! I use Yuengling beer. I dislike the taste of beer and most beer batters but this one made with Yuengling in the exception for me!! :)

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Sirynone July 20, 2014

This was good and simple. Used it on some chicken gizzards. I think I might try it on some oysters or shrimp next time.

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Tread November 24, 2013

This was a a very tasty batter. Can be used on many different things. Thanks for posting.

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gwynn January 09, 2013

This is the best batter! Made fried fish and it was exactly what I was looking for! Can't wait to try it on other things!

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Cristin March 22, 2012

Love, love, love this recipe! Hands down best fried food batter recipe I've ever tried. Thanks for a great recipe! My husband and I couldn't be happier! Daughter loves it on chicken tenders too! Great on mushrooms!

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Olivia's Mommy March 06, 2012

I adore this recipe! I wanted beer battered chicken and I was liking what I was reading about this recipe and how well it holds up and sticks to your food. Spot on! It took a few trial and errors though as to concerning using chicken strips, I found I had to cook slower and lower because the batter fried up so much faster. I did have an issue somewhat with sogginess after frying but I believe it was because I had them covered. I have a lot of plans for this recipe!

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grrmrgal October 09, 2011
Beer Batter for Fish, Shrimp & Onion Rings