Southern Fried

Submitted by Christi


Today, I’m going to share a beer batter that can be used to coat many things for frying.

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup dark beer
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

In a medium mixing bowl whisk the egg. Stir in the beer. Add the flour and salt. Mix until the batter is smooth. Set aside.

Now all you need is to heat oil to 375 degrees and start frying. Fry all items until golden brown and drain on paper towels. Here are some possibilities:

  • Onion rings – sprinkle with a bit of salt after frying, serve with ketchup
  • Apple rings – peel and slice and apple into rings, removing the core. Sprinkle with a cinnamon/sugar mixture (3 tbsp. cinnamon, 3 tbsp. sugar, 1/4 teasp. salt)
  • Mushrooms – sprinkle with a bit of salt after frying, serve with ranch dressing
  • Zucchini strips – sprinkle with salt after frying and serve with ranch dressing

Okay, I think you get the idea. For labor day, we smoked a pork tenderloin over applewood and had the beer battered onion rings and apples. With a green salad, it was quite the tasty meal!

Today’s Lagniappe: Apple, Blue Cheese and Walnut Salad
How about a salad to go with our fried food?

8 cups torn mixed salad greens
2 medium Fuji apples, halved, cored and sliced 1/8-inch thick
1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup coarsely chopped toasted walnuts

In large bowl, combine salad greens and apple slices. Add vinaigrette to salad; toss gently to coat. Arrange salad on large platter; sprinkle with cheese and walnuts.

3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
1 clove garlic, crushed
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste

In small bowl, whisk together ingredients; set aside.


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20 Responses to “Southern Fried”

  1. Christine Says:

    Yummy, yummy, yummy and so yummy!.Christine

  2. susan Says:

    It all sounds good to me–I could never limit it to 3 🙂 We have never used the dark beer. Sounds good!

  3. [email protected] Says:

    WOW!!! i really like your beer batter. Fried veggie are always GREAT!!! Your salad recipe sounds so YUMMY!!! Thanks for the recipes. Geri

  4. barbara jean Says:

    As guest hostess for Tam, I’m just coming by to thank you for joining 3 or more, and tell you how wonderful your recipes looked!!


    barbara jean

  5. Diann Says:

    I love that these recipes are so simple and yet look so fabulous!

  6. Amanda @ Serenity Now Says:

    I didn’t have a recipe for beer batter. 🙂 Thank you! I need to ask a dumb question…do you use a candy thermometer to check the temp of the oil??? Visiting from Jen’s party. 🙂

  7. Poppedijne Says:

    I know this recepie from when I was a child and my mom baked apple slices in beer batter for us.
    Thanks for sharing

  8. Chari Says:

    Hi Christi…

    Mmmm…just want to tell you that your salad sounds scrumptious…I’ll have to give it a try! I just love blue cheese! Thank you for sharing your beer batter recipe with us…it sounds pretty easy and really does sound good! Thanks for sharing your recipes with us today, my friend!

    Just wanted to let you know that I left you a note on your Sunday Favorites post! So sorry that I’m so late in getting by for a visit…we had a really busy holiday weekend! Sure hope that you enjoyed yours!!!

    Warmest wishes,

  9. Ave @ Made In Canarias Says:

    That’s a really good recipe! I will try it for sure.
    Thanks for sharing!

  10. patsy Says:

    Thanks for the good eats!!

  11. Christi at A Southern Life Says:

    Hey y’all,

    I answered Amanda’s question by email, but, thought it might be helpful to answer it here as well. She asked if I use a candy thermometer to check the temp of the oil?

    My answer is, yes, when I can find it! 🙂 Happy Tuesday!

  12. [email protected] Says:

    oh yum!! 🙂 everything is better fried!! 🙂

  13. Kathleen Says:

    Looks delicious!

  14. darnold23 Says:

    I try not to fry much anymore….the waistline ya’ know. However, I do love crispy onion rings; I may have to give in and try your batter recipe. I would love for you to join me at for Crock Pot Wednesday. It’s easy, fun and economical! Come on over and check it out.

  15. Brenda Says:

    The salad looks delicious, especially with apples coming in to season. I don’t fry much. . .

  16. Kim Says:

    Sounds yummy but fattening!!! My kind of food!

  17. Cass @ That Old House Says:

    Oh my — you have me with that salad — blue cheese AND walnuts. I’m in.

    Yum. — Cass

  18. [email protected] Beauty and Bedlam Says:

    I am drooling…seriously, anything fried is my downfall. YUM!! Thanks for linking it up for Tasty Tuesday.

  19. amy Says:

    I’d need a drink if I saw a snack in the water while I was swimming also! The batter for frying looks yummy. I’ll try if for my Kurt’s onion wings! Thank you!

  20. [email protected] Says:

    YUM! Thanks for participating in TMTT, this week.

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