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    Fish & Calamari Batter

    Hi All,

    I am currently using a egg,flour,water,salt batter for both fish & calamari.

    It works well and i have no issues with it, we are just in the process of seeing if we can better the batter

    any suggestions will be welcome

    Thanks

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    Baking powder and or soda water play a factor in the crispness. Egg adds flavour and colour but can be eliminated.

    Lighter tempura style batter can be made using corn flour and soda water.
    Obvioulsy beer (or yeast) add lightness and great flavour.

    Really fancy methods include whisking the egg whites and folding in - but i dont think you want to go that route.
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    The baking powder sounds interesting, how much would you say you would add to about 12 eggs and 1kg flour ?

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    Eish!!!!!!!!! Maybe go by the suggestions on the tin or for a basic cake. Look the only problem if too much is the burning part.
    At a guess 4-6 tea spoons, but am guessing. I work by eye more than kg or google it!!
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    You can try this one. http://recipes.epicurean.com/recipe/...sh-batter.html

    Ingredients:
    1/2 cup Flour
    1 Tsp Baking Powder
    1 Egg
    Salt to taste
    1/4 cup of water
    2 T spoons Vinegar

    Directions:
    Mix Dry ingredients then water then Vinegar and last the beaten egg make a smooth batter.

    Dip the fish into a little extra flour then into the batter. Then shallow or deep fry the fish.
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    Use beer it will bring the customers back
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    Beer batter for fish

    Beer Batter for Fish:-
    enough for 4 to 6 fillets ( increase proportionally for larger quantities)

    340ml beer
    250ml self raising flour
    pinch salt
    pinch pepper
    15ml corn flour

    method

    mix beer and self raising flour.
    first roll fish fillet in corn flour mixed with salt and pepper (use plastic bag and shake if you prefer)
    then dip in batter and deep fry until golden brown, drain, serve.

    "Nobody who has succeeded has not failed along the way"
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