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Beer Batter

A simple by tasty beer batter for frying
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Elements
Keyword: Beer Batter, Beer Battered, Wisconsin
Cooking Method: No Cooking Required
Food Category: Vegetarian
FoodOrDrink: Food
Element: Batter


  • 8 oz Beer I like to use at least 12oz and reduce it down
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 ea Egg
  • 3/4 tsp Salt


  • If you're going to use a beer reduction (see notes), pour it into a sauce pan. High heat until it starts to bubble and then back down to a simmer. Let it reduce until you have about 8 oz.
  • Beat the egg in a bowl
  • Combine all the dry ingredients into a bowl and stir until well blended. I used two bowls here with the ingredients split as I wanted to create a spicy batch for myself and a non-spicy batch for my family. See my notes about that awesome pepper powder you see in the pic!
  • Add the beer and egg to the bowls.
  • Stir until you have a smooth, thick paste. Your batter is ready to go!


  • If you've read my other recipes you know that I like a strong beer flavor when I use it for cooking.  Reducing beer is the best way to achieve this.  You don't have to do it, but I'd strongly suggest doing so.  Also, don't use something too "light" or you won't get much flavor no matter how much you reduce the beer.
  • This beer batter recipe can be used an anything.  Fish, Chicken, Oreos, etc.  ;-)
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