Beer Batter (for Fish or Onion Rings)

Beer Batter 1

This is a delicious crispy batter.

Beer Batter 1

Beer Batter (for Fish or Onion Rings)
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Serves: 16
This is a delicious crispy batter.
  • 1 cup Bob's Red Mill GF Baking & Biscuit Mix (or 1 cup flour mix of your choice)
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 bottles GF beer OR 2 cans of club soda (will use about 1¼ cans)
  1. Heat oil over med-high heat to 375°F. If you don't have a candy thermometer, to test if oil is ready, dip a wooden chopstick in the oil – if bubbles form around it, its ready.
  2. Put all dry ingredients in a zip lock bag and shake to combine. Then put it in a large bowl, and pour in 1 full bottle/can and mix well. If too thick, add a bit more of the second bottle/can, until mixture is smooth and is not too thick or too thin (it will be like really thick pancake batter).
  3. Dip fish fillets or onion rings in batter, making sure both sides are coated evenly, and gently place a few pieces in hot oil. Cook until golden brown, turning once (cooking times: fish - approx. 5 minutes, onion rings - approx. 2 minutes).

 [hr]FAQ: Where Do You Find Gluten Free Beer?







  1. For baking, I would say replace the cornstarch with either. However with this being deep fried, I’m not sure either of those substitutes on their own would produce a really crispy coating. I would try 1/2 cup tapioca starch and 1/2 cup chick pea flour (garbanzo bean).

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