7 Tasty Beer Battered Recipes...

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When I think of beer-battered recipes I think of carnivals, state fairs, and boardwalks; which is why I can't wait to make these recipes at home to bring back sweet memories of these events. Beer-battered recipes aren't something you make all the time, but something to cook up for football games, parties, and celebrations. So try your hand at one of these 7 Tasty Beer Battered Recipes to test them out on your friends and family and find out which one you like best...

1. Beer Battered Apple Rings Recipe...

Beer Battered Apple Rings Recipe...

Just about everything these days has been cooked or fried in beer batter, even apples! Who would have thought to make an apple beer battered recipe, not me. I bet it gives the apples a soft and warm texture that would be comforting in the fall along with a mug of hot apple cider. This would be a great recipe to make when carving pumpkins and celebrating Halloween with the kids.

Recipe Ingredients:

• 2 Granny Smith Apples – each apple made 6 rings

• 1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour – plus a little extra for dredging

• 1/2 Cup New Belgium Brewing Company Mighty Arrow Pale Ale Beer

• 1/2 Teaspoon Salt

• 1/4 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice

• 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar – firmly packed

• Powdered Sugar – for dusting

• Caramel Sauce – for drizzling

Directions:

• Add flour, beer, and salt to a bowl and stir/whisk until the batter is smooth. Let the batter stand, covered at room temperature for 15-20 minutes.

• Peel and core your apples and cut them into 1/4 inch thick rings.

• In another bowl, combine the lemon juice and tablespoon of brown sugar. Place apple slices on cookie sheets and sprinkle mixture on your slices and let sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes.

• Place 2 - 2 1/2 inches of vegetable oil in a heavy pot or skillet and heat until it reaches 375 degrees F.

• Lightly dust each apple ring with flour before dipping them into the beer batter bowl. Coat well and let the excess batter fall back into the bowl. Using tongs, drop coated apple rings into the hot oil, turning once. They cook really fast. Less than 2 minutes for the entire process. Transfer the rings to cooling racks with paper towels and then sprinkle with powdered sugar and drizzle with caramel sauce before serving.

Source: Foodiddy

2. Spicy Beer Battered Avocado Recipe...

Spicy Beer Battered Avocado Recipe...

Mix up your beer batter with a little spice when you cook up this avocado beer battered recipe that calls for 2 tablespoons of sriracha sauce. Avocado recipes are very popular right now so why not jump on the trend and get creative with your own super food recipe and be the top chef among all of your friends at your next party.

Recipe Ingredients:

• 2 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour

• 3 teaspoons baking powder

• 1 teaspoon table salt

• 1 bottle or can (12 oz) dark beer, chilled

• 2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce

• Vegetable oil for deep frying

• 3 avocados, pitted, peeled and quartered

• Juice of 1 lime

• Coarse sea salt, if desired

• 2 plum (Roma) tomatoes, chopped

Directions:

• In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, table salt, beer and Sriracha sauce with whisk until smooth.

• In 5-quart Dutch oven or heavy saucepan, heat 2 to 3 inches oil to 350°F. Toss avocado quarters with lime juice. Working in small batches, dip avocado quarters in batter. Fry in hot oil about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels; sprinkle with sea salt.

• Serve fried avocado warm, garnished with tomato.

Source: BettyCrocker

3. Beer Battered Coconut Shrimp Recipe...

Beer Battered Coconut Shrimp Recipe...

I love fried shrimp, especially beer battered coconut shrimp. This has to be the only beer battered recipe that I would eat all year long, it's that good! What makes it even better is when it's served with mango-orange dipping sauce, it just hits the spot and completes this tasty dish.

Recipe Ingredients:

• 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided

• 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

• 2/3 cup beer

• 1 egg

• 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut

• 2 dozen raw, tail-on shrimp

• canola or other mild vegetable oil, for frying

Directions:

• In medium bowl, stir together 1/2 cup of the flour, baking powder, beer and egg. Place 1/4 cup flour and coconut in two separate bowls.

• Holding each shrimp by the tail, dredge in flour, them dip in beer batter; allow excess to drip off. Roll shrimp in coconut, and place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

• Meanwhile, heat oil to 350F in a heavy pot or deep-fryer. Cook shrimp in batches, without crowding the pot or fryer; cook, turning once, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Using tongs, transfer shrimp to paper towels to drain.

• Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce.

Source: Babble

4. Beer Battered Onion Rings Recipe...

Beer Battered Onion Rings Recipe...

This crispy, onion ring beer battered recipe is featured on Mom it Forwardand is from the cookbook, "Recipes Every Man Should Know". What better recipe to cook for a super bowl party when all the guys are there to hang out and snack on their favorite foods. Who needs chips and pretzels when you can whip these up in about 10 minutes.

Recipe Ingredients:

• 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

• 1 teaspoon seasoned salt, such as Lawry’s

• 1 teaspoon baking powder

• 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

• 1 (12-ounce) bottle beer, preferably dark

• 2 large sweet onions, such as Bermuda, Vidalia or Walla Walla, sliced into 1/2 inch thick rounds and separated into rings

• Canola oil for frying

Directions:

• In a medium bowl, combine the flour, seasoned salt, baking powder, and pepper. Slowly add beer. Set aside.

• Place onion rings in a bowl of ice water and let chill for 15 minutes. Remove onion from water and pat dry with paper towels. Fill a medium heavy bottomed pot with 2 inches of canola oil and heat to 370 degrees. (It’s ready when a little batter dropped into the oil bubbles and floats immediately to the top.) Dip each onion ring in batter, letting excess drip into the bowl.

• Fry onion rings in batches, being careful not to over crowd. Cook 1-2 minutes per side or until golden brown. If they’re too dark, lower the heat. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain. Serve with ketchup, ranch dressing, Thousand Island dressing, spicy mustard, BBQ sauce, or any condiment you like.

Source: Mom it Forward

5. Beer Battered Pickles Recipe...

Beer Battered Pickles Recipe...

For some, pickles are that burger and sandwich side must have, but I wonder if those same people would enjoy their pickles with this beer battered recipe? I've been to state fairs and events where they love their pickles on a stick and their corn dogs, so why not marry the two together for a match made in carnival heaven with a beer battered pickle on a stick!

Recipe Ingredients:

For sauce:

• 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (can be nonfat)

• 1/2 clove garlic, minced

• 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped

• 1 teaspoon lemon juice

• Salt and pepper to taste

• 1-2 tablespoons buttermilk (optional)

For pickles:

• 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting

• 1 tablespoon sugar

• 1/8 teaspoon baking soda

• 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

• 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

• Pinch freshly ground black pepper

• 1/2 cup buttermilk

• 1 cup beer of your choice

• 6 kosher dill spears (the recipe makes plenty of batter to double or triple this)

• Peanut oil, for frying

Directions:

• To make the sauce, combine first four ingredients in a small bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper. If desired, thin it out with buttermilk to your desired consistency.

• To make the batter, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and pepper in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk in the beer and buttermilk and stir to combine thoroughly.

• Heat the oil in a large pot or deep fryer to 350 degrees. Pat the pickle spears dry with a paper towel, and sprinkle flour on them. Dunk each spear into the batter to coat and gently drop it into the oil. Cook until the outside is crisp and golden brown (about 2 minutes). Transfer to paper towels to drain, and serve immediately alongside dipping sauce.

Source: 10th Kitchen

6. Beer Battered Salmon Taco Recipe...

Beer Battered Salmon Taco Recipe...

I wonder if dipping the salmon in a beer battered recipe will take away from it's nutritional value? Well, I'm sure it doesn't add to it. If you are going to beer batter food, it might as well be salmon so at least you feel like you're being a little healthy! This is a great dish, healthy or not, to enjoy during the summer and an easy one to make if you are having company over.

Recipe Ingredients:

• 8 corn tortillas

• 1 cup all-purpose flour

• 1 teaspoon sea salt

• 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

• 1 cup beer, room temperature

• Vegetable oil

• 1 pound salmon fillets, cut into pieces

Chipotle Crema

• Garnishes: lime wedges, shredded cabbage, chopped fresh cilantro

Directions:

• Wrap tortillas in foil, and bake at 200° for 10 to 15 minutes or until warm.

• Combine flour and next 3 ingredients in a large, shallow bowl. Let stand 5 minutes.

• Heat 1 inch oil in a 10-inch heavy pot (2 to 3 inches deep) over moderate heat until a deep-fat thermometer registers 360°.

• Dip fish into batter to coat, draining excess. Fry fish in batches, turning once, 4 to 5 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towels.

• Assemble tacos with warm tortillas, fish, and Chipotle Crema. Garnish, if desired.

Source: MyRecipes

7. Beer Battered Brownie Recipe...

Beer Battered Brownie Recipe...

Did you say beer battered brownies! How fun would these be at a party when you let your guests be delightfully surprised when they nibble into this little brownie beer battered recipe. This is definitely a recipe you would see at a carnival or state fair where they sell fried oreos and fried snickers bars!

Recipe Ingredients:

• 1 box (1 lb 2.4 oz) Betty Crocker® Original Supreme Premium brownie mix

• 1/4 cup water

• 1/4 cup vegetable oil

• 1 egg

• 2 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour

• 3 teaspoons baking powder

• 1 teaspoon table salt

• 1 bottle (12 oz) dark beer, chilled

• Vegetable oil for deep frying

• 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt

Directions:

• Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only of 8- or 9-inch square pan with shortening or cooking spray. In medium bowl, stir brownie mix, pouch of chocolate syrup, water, 1/4 cup oil and the egg until well blended. Spread batter in pan.

• Bake 8-inch pan 38 to 40 minutes, 9-inch pan 34 to 37 minutes, or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 1 hour 30 minutes. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

• In 5-quart Dutch oven or heavy saucepan, heat 2 to 3 inches oil to 350°F. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt and the beer with whisk until smooth. Working in small batches, dip brownies into batter. Fry in hot oil about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels; sprinkle with sea salt.

Source: BettyCrocker

Beer battered recipes aren't for everyone, just because they are made with apples and avocados doesn't mean they are healthy. If you need to watch what you eat, these are not recipes for you. But if you want a fun treat to serve at a super bowl or tailgate party, beer battered recipes will certainly win the crowd over. Beer battered recipes are not something you cook every day, but can be a once in a while treat when you are getting together with some friends or even when you want something warm and comforting to snack on. Have fun, get creative, and come back to share your wild and crazy beer battered recipes with us!

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