The Best Fish Batter Recipe
A batter like no other this will coat and form a crispy shell around your fish or vegetables.
Recipe type: Mains
Cuisine: British
Servings: 4
  • 75g cornflour
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • +-330ml lager or ale
  • 4 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • pepper if desired
  1. Mix the dry ingredients together.
  2. Make a well and stir in the vinegar, it will look lumpy don't worry, then add in the beer slowly mixing until you get a smooth batter that can coat the back of a spoon.
  3. You may not need all the larger or ale.
  4. Dip your fish or vegetables in the batter and fry in hot sunflower oil.
This batter will coat 4 haddock fillets roughly 25 cm long and 10cm wide tapering down to 2cm.
You can halve the recipe to feed two people and any left over batter can be cooked as scraps or dip any vegetables you have in the fridge. Broccoli, onions, cauliflower, courgettes and aubergine work well.
I haven't tried the batter with sparkling water as a non alcoholic option, but have used Zero Alcohol Beer and that has worked well.
Recipe by Marissa's Recipes & Ideas at