Beer Batter For Fish, Shrimp & Onion Rings

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"Great for a fish fry. Mushrooms and other veggies go great too, as well as chicky tenders, and squares of marinated tofu. Experiment and have fun! Makes enough for 1 pound of seafood."

Original is 3-4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (93.5 g)
  • Calories 185.5
  • Total Fat - 6.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 69.4 mg
  • Sodium - 864.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 23 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.8 g
  • Sugars - 0.1 g
  • Protein - 5.4 g
  • Calcium - 73.2 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Mix flour, salt, and baking powder in a bowl using a fork.

Step 2

Beat beer, egg and oil together in a separate bowl.

Step 3

Stir into flour mixture until well blended.

Step 4

Batter should be pretty smooth and moderately thick.

Step 5

Dip fish, shrimp, or onion slices in coating and deep-fry in hot oil that has been heated to 350 degrees, until it becomes golden.

Step 6

Drain, and serve while hot and crispy.

Step 7

This recipe also works well with chicken tenders and vegetable pieces; whatever you like to coat with beer batter.


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


Came out great! We used some Golden tile fish we my husband caught.


review by:
(26 Jun 2020)


This is a great batter for fish. I used haddock and also made onion rings with great results!


review by:
(11 Mar 2020)

Bonnie Baker

What a great batter this is. I made it to use on some fresh haddock and onion rings. Worked real well and went over big with the kids and I. My go to from here on out.


review by:
(30 Jun 2017)


Used the batter for onion rings and they were pretty good with a mild beer flavor. The onion rings tasted different than what we are used to here in New England and the batter had a different texture, but it was good and we will use it again, probably on shrimp next time around.


review by:
(1 Sep 2013)

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