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How to make batter for chicken, fish, onion rings, shrimp or vegetables

If you don’t have a lot of time, you could buy a batter mixture from your local supermarket and make that within a few minutes but it wouldn’t be as nice as a homemade one. Batter for chicken, fish, onion rings, shrimp or vegetables can be made in a few easy steps.

Batter mixture

When you make batter you should make sure you keep the batter mixture thin. This will make your fried food light and crispy rather than hard and crunchy. A lighter batter will coat the food more evenly and keep it tender and moist. Making batter for chicken or any other fried food is very easy but it can be a bit messy.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of water

Optional ingredients

  • Paprika
  • Black pepper

How to make it

Mix together all of the dry ingredients: 1 cup of flour, 1 tablespoon of baking powder and 1 teaspoon of salt. Pour the cup of water slowly over the mixture. Only add enough to make the mixture into a smooth batter then stir it all together once more. For the best results you should use the batter immediately. If you have some left overs or you’re preparing it for another time, you should put it into an airtight container and keep it in the fridge. The maximum recommended time to keep batter is 3 days but it’ll taste better the earlier you use it.

Be creative

Why not add beer rather than water to change the taste or boost the batter with a touch of paprika and black pepper?

Fruit

If you’re going to make batter for chicken or any other fried food why buy a few more ingredients and coat some fruit with it? Use whole milk in place of water and use sugar instead of salt. Add a 1/4 spoon of cinnamon and mix it really well to make a great batter for strawberries or other fruits.

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