Easy Beerless Batter For Fish
"I had been looking for a good fish batter that didn't include beer. I looked at several and came up with this recipe. We really enjoyed it. This will be my "go to" batter for deep frying fish. Many of our UK friends love this 'no beer' fish batter recipe for fish and chips. You can use many types of fish fillets."
Step by Step Method
Mix the dry ingredients together.
Add water and stir to combine. This is a thick batter.
Coat fish fillets completely.
Deep fry until golden brown.
Nutritional FactsServing Size: 1 (49.5 g), Calories 67.6, Total Fat - 0.2 g, Saturated Fat - 0 g, Cholesterol - 0 mg, Sodium - 241.8 mg, Total Carbohydrate - 14.6 g, Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g, Sugars - 0 g, Protein - 1.6 g, Calcium - 88 mg, Iron - 0.3 mg, Vitamin C - 0 mg, Thiamin - 0 mg.
- Oil for deep frying. I used a dutch oven with about 2 inches of oil.
The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.
- If you are using a thicker fish fillet, you may need to adjust the amount of water in the batter.
- You can use self-rising flour instead of all-purpose flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and baking soda.
- Substitute almond flour for all-purpose flour - Almond flour is a great gluten-free alternative to all-purpose flour. It also adds a subtle nutty flavor and a crunchy texture to the batter. The benefit of this substitution is that it provides a healthier option for those who are gluten-intolerant.
- Substitute sparkling water for regular water - Sparkling water adds a light and airy texture to the batter and helps it to crisp up more quickly when fried. The benefit of this substitution is that it creates a lighter and fluffier batter which is ideal for deep frying fish.
Herb-Crusted Fish Mix 2 tablespoons of dried herbs of your choice (e.g. oregano, thyme, rosemary, etc.) into the batter. Coat the fish fillets with the herb-infused batter before deep frying until golden brown.
Roasted Potatoes with Parsley and Garlic: This classic side dish pairs perfectly with the Beerless Batter for Fish. Roasting the potatoes creates a crispy exterior and a soft, fluffy interior, while the parsley and garlic add a delicious aroma and flavor.
Grilled Asparagus: Grilled asparagus is a great way to add a healthy and flavorful side dish to the Beerless Batter for Fish. The asparagus is lightly seasoned with olive oil, salt, and pepper, then grilled until it's lightly charred and tender. The smoky flavor pairs nicely with the fish, and the asparagus is a healthy addition to the meal.
Q: What type of fish can I use for this recipe?
A: You can use any type of fish fillets for this recipe, such as cod, haddock, tilapia, or catfish.
Q: What is the best way to cook the fish?
A: The best way to cook the fish is to pan-fry it in a little oil until it is golden brown and cooked through. You can also bake, broil, or grill the fish.
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The term “fish and chips” was first coined in the 1860s in the UK, and is now considered a national dish.
The practice of deep-frying fish in batter is said to have been popularized by the Spanish during the 16th century.