Best Beer Batter For English Fish & Chips

English-style fish batter recipe -- unfailkingly popular.

2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
2 cups Sam Adams draught beer (seasonal ok)
1 1/2 pounds firm-fleshed cod, cut into strips

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cayenne pepper, and Old Bay seasoning. Whisk in the beer until the batter is completely smooth and free of any lumps. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. Note: The batter can be made up to 1 hour ahead of time.
Working in small batches, dip the fish into batter and immerse into hot oil. When the batter is set, turn the pieces of fish over and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes.

Recipe Summary:
Yield: Batter 1.5 lbs fish
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: Frying time for fish
Rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Recipe Provided By:
Wake Robin Inn
Lakeville, CT

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