There are a two equally-important reasons we love making fried foods with a beer batter. First, beer gives batters delicious flavor and an airy lightness. Second, it means we have an excuse to buy more beer—and take a few sips during prep time. Here, seven crispy, crunchy, incredibly tasty beer-battered recipes.
1. Beer-Battered Buttermilk Fried Chicken
A crisp beer like a lager or pilsner is best in this comforting dish.
2. Beer-Battered Cod with Tartar Sauce
The coating for this fish is crackling crisp.