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best all-purpose batter

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Amy H.
Detroit, MI

This is a great beer batter recipe. I love fish & chips. Serve with a little cocktail and/or tarter sauce and malt vinegar for dipping and enjoy! I use this mostly for fish. My favorites in particular are cod, flounder and ocean perch but you can use this batter for anything such as mushrooms, pickles, cheese sticks, chicken, etc.

(3 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For best all-purpose batter

  • 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    Paul Prudhomme's seafood magic
  • 3/4 (+) c
    sparkling water (may need more to get consistency just right)
  • hot oil, for frying

How To Make best all-purpose batter

  • 1
    Mix together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, salt and seafood magic together with a wire whisk until well combined.
  • 2
    Begin adding soda until a smooth and medium thick batter is created. (You may need a little more soda to get the perfect consistency.)
  • 3
    Dip whatever you're frying (onion rings, chicken, fish, etc.) into mixture; fry in deep hot oil for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cooked through.