My mother makes the best fish batter. It didn’t always include ginger beer (the added ginger beer in this recipe was Gordon Ramsay inspired). You could make this recipe without the ginger beer and just use water or carbonated water and it would still taste amazing.
The fizz in the ginger beer makes the batter even lighter and crispier on the outside and soft on the inside. That’s why, should you make it without the ginger beer, use carbonated water for that added puff. When not using ginger beer, add a drop of vinegar to the batter too.
Most battered fish is deep fried but we shallow fry ours. You could deep fry it if you wanted but in the end it tastes the same.
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 egg, beaten
Salt and pepper
Heat a pan with enough oil to shallow fry fish. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and pepper into a bowl. Add beaten egg and enough ginger beer to form a thick batter. Rub fish spice onto fillets of fish before dipping into the batter. Once fish has been battered place into the hot oil. Fry until golden and crisp. Turn fish over to fry the other side. Drain on paper towel for a bit before serving.
Eat with salad or chips or just as it with some tartar sauce.