Do you remember that post where I said we were going to cook up some beer battered fish? If not, click here
That was about how we caught it.
Beer batter is so delicious and super easy to make! This is what our meal looked like:
I decorated the table with frangipani flowers from the garden. It made for a perfect summer evening meal out on the deck.
Here is how you can make beer batter:
For about 500g of fish:
Mix 100g plain flour, 100g cornflour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric in a bowl.
Add 150ml of beer in a crater in the middle whisk until mixed. Slowly add another 150ml of beer still whisking and making sure it all combines. You should have just enough beer left for a couple of sips after all that hard whisking.
Once the batter is combined, let it sit on the bench for an hour.
To cook the fish, make sure you have fillets. We used Spanish Mackerel.
Coat them in plain flour before dipping in the batter. We forgot that part, and it did not seem to matter too much.
Allow the excess batter to drip off before cooking the fish. Using a deep fryer, or a deep frying pan cook the fish in vegetable oil (make sure it is very hot). We cooked ours for 4 minutes each in the deep fryer because they were quite small pieces.
Voila, beer battered fish!
I also made potato wedges, which timed pretty well with the batter sitting for an hour.
Chop peeled potatoes into wedges. Lay them out on a baking tray. Drizzle with oil. Add salt, pepper and paprika. I stir them up to make sure they are all covered with the flavoring.
Cook in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 1 hour, turning them over halfway through.
We took a small batch at the end and fried them in the beer batter. Man that was good!! We should have done it with all of the wedges.
8 medium sized potatoes for 4 people allowed for a few left overs.
Don’t forget to serve with some sour cream and sweet chilli sauce.
If that’s not enough then why not add something fresh to the meal? We concocted a simple yet scrumptious salad of red onion, tomato, feta and avocado to have on the side.
It all went down a treat.