Mr Big’s Beer Battered Fish

Tracey called me into the lounge room earlier to watch Justine, of Masterchef fame, cook some fish and next thing you know I’m at the supermarket picking out four nice size slabs of dory (just keep swimming). She so owns me right now.

We don’t like to have fish at night because Master6 has a sensitivity to it and he takes offence to us eating it in front of him, like we’re not being very considerate. So holiday, weekday, lunch time fish is a real treat.

You will need:

Fish, 4 fillets
Beer, up to one carton
Self raising flour, 2 cups
Salt, pinch or two
Egg, one
Oil to deep fry
Someone to pick up kids from school

This is so easy. Seriously. You’ll wonder why you haven’t done it before.

Start heating up the oil.

Separate one cup of flour into two bowls. Set one aside. Into other bowl add the pinch of salt. Make a well in salted flour and start adding the beer until it’s got a nice runny consistency, probably less than one stubby. Now add the egg and beat for thirty seconds.

Dip strips of the fish into the bowl with flour and then into the bowl with the beer batter and finally drop it carefully into the oil to cook. When batter goes a nice golden colour the fish is done. Remove and set aside onto paper towels to drain. Repeat until all fish strips are cooked.

I like to eat with a wedge of lemon, some nice aioli and remainder of beer. Finally, collapse on lounge and snooze.


When not typing away over here and checking his stats every two minutes Bruce Devereaux hangs out at his ‘BIG FAMILY little income’  Facebook Page.

 ’raising a family on little more than laughs’

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