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Best Battered Beer Batter Fries

Beer batter fries are crispy, fried, delicious potato sticks. French fries battered on the outside gives them a great tempura like coating, but still fluffy inside. Like our Ninja Foodi French fries but deep fried on your stove this time.

Beer Batter French Fries

Battered fries are all the rage! You may have tried these at your favorite restaurant or at a street fair with a burger. Now you can sizzle and fry a batch up any time you want with some russet potatoes or any variety you love. (affiliate links present)

Beer Batter French Fries

This coating is similar to our Recipe for Tempura Batter except no egg is required. Instead the liquid used is your favorite lager which gives it a ton of flavor!

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Yes of course we have made Homemade French Fries Recipe in Oven too. Those have nothing on them but some olive oil, salt and pepper. Though wonderful that way too, these jack it up to a whole new level. Think fair food, how every bite is just beyond comfort food. They are like that, with every single bite.

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Beer Batter Fish Fry

Battered Fries

I suggest having a paper towel lined plate handy so when these are fried to a deep golden brown you can lay them there. Reason being is that you want to absorb the excess oil so you don’t eat it, and they stay crispy. If you want to make a whole meal you can grab some breasts and slice into tenders to make Beer Battered Chicken Tenders with the same batter too.

  • 6 potatoes sliced into equal size sticks
  • 1 c all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt and granulated garlic
  • 1/2 c beer

Salt and black pepper the babies when they come out and are still warm so it sticks nicely. If you do find you have some left over you can make a few Tempura Chicken Nuggets with the batter that is left over.

As far as dips of course ketchup is a given but there are others like Ranch dressing, Thousand Island is fun and Fry Sauce for French Fries is one of our favorites here in Idaho.

Best Beer for Beer Batter

Best Beer for Beer Batter

Use whatever type you love. The stronger the flavor the more it will alter the taste of the meat inside. I like a light lager for Beer Battered Shrimp or fish of any kind really.

What happens if you don t soak potatoes before making fries?

They will still be able to be made but the outcome may not be as crispy and fluffy inside as you had hoped. Soaking in water for 30 minutes – 1 hour before frying will create a less starchy bite, allow it to brown easier, crisp up the best, and overall have the best texture.

Potatoes contain starch, which can make the fries gummy or overly sticky if not properly removed. Soaking helps to release and wash away some of this excess starch. Without soaking, your fries may not have the desired texture, and they may stick together during cooking.

Soaking helps ensure that the interior of the fries cooks evenly. Without soaking, you might end up with fries that are crispy on the outside but still undercooked or mushy on the inside.

This added step may also helps to remove some of the surface sugars from the potatoes. This is important for achieving a golden-brown color when frying. Fries that haven’t been soaked might not brown properly and could look pale or unevenly cooked.

It can improve the flavor of the fries by removing any excess sugar or bitter compounds from the potatoes. Fries made without soaking may not be as flavorful. If I am pairing these with our Beer Can Chicken in Oven I will make when the meat is about halfway cooked.

Battered Fries

Beer Batter Fish Fry

** For best results, after slicing, allow them to soak for at least 30 minutes to an hour, or even longer if possible. You can even soak them in the refrigerator overnight for the best results. After, drain and pat the potato pieces dry with a clean kitchen towel or paper towels before frying.

If you want to make fish and chips, just use the same batter for Beer Battered Halibut and serve together!! Such a great combo.

  • Heat about 3 cups oil in a saucepan.
  • Recommended frying temperature is 350 F before adding any food.
  • Peel and cut the potatoes into sticks, then rinse with cold water. le. Set on top of a few paper towels, fold over and press to remove as much water on outside as possible.
  • In a deep bowl, mix beer, half the flour and half the spices.
  • Mix thoroughly.The beer batter should not be too liquid so that it sticks well to the potatoes.
  • Mix the remaining flour in another bowl with the remaining salt and spices.
  • Roll each piece of potato in it. Dip each potato stick into the beer batter until completely coated.
  • Transfer the potatoes to hot oil and fry for about 7 minutes, stirring with a spatula so that the pieces do not stick together. Place the fried potatoes on a napkin to absorb excess oil when done. Then transfer to a plate and serve with sauce.

If you want another fun side with the rest of your larger can I would make our 3 Ingredient Beer Bread Recipe too. I mean with a few dips you can enjoy them both before a meal or as appetizers during Super Bowl.

Beer Batter Fries

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Beer Batter Fries

Beer batter fries are crispy, fried and delicious potato sticks. French fries battered on the outside give them a great tempura like coating, fluffy inside.
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, French
Keyword batter, beer, french fries, potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 124kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Equipment

  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 pot
  • 2 dishes shallow

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat about 3 cups oil in a saucepan. Recommended frying temperature is 350 F before adding any food.
  • Peel and cut the potatoes into sticks, then rinse with cold water. le. Set on top of a few paper towels, fold over and press to remove as much water on outside as possible.
  • In a deep bowl, mix beer, half the flour and half the spices. Mix thoroughly.The beer batter should not be too liquid so that it sticks well to the potatoes.
  • Mix the remaining flour in another bowl with the remaining salt and spices. Roll each piece of potato in it. Dip each potato stick into the beer batter until completely coated.
  • Transfer the potatoes to hot oil and fry for about 7 minutes, stirring with a spatula so that the pieces do not stick together. Place the fried potatoes on a napkin to absorb excess oil when done. Then transfer to a plate and serve with sauce.

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Nutrition Facts
Beer Batter Fries
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 124 Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.3g0%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g
Sodium 293mg13%
Potassium 50mg1%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0.1g0%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 123IU2%
Vitamin C 0.01mg0%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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