Kate's Cuisine

Sep 09 2009

Beer Battered Fish: Review

I found this Emeril recipe on the Food Network site. Ideally I’d like to eat fish once a week and, with myself being the only in the family that really likes it, I do have to find ways to make it extra tasty. I really thought that I wouldn’t be able to go wrong with fish n’ chips. But it turns out that I gave myself too much credit. This meal quickly turned into a disaster.

As you can probably tell from the picture, this meal didn’t go so well. And I have no idea what the problem was! The batter was very easy to make and didn’t take long or involve a lot of ingredients. The original recipe did call for cod and I used halibut but I don’t think that would be a big enough difference to turn a wonderful dinner into a big mess. The problems came mostly when I put the fish in the fryer and then, just about anything that could go wrong did.

The biggest problem was that the batter dripped through the basket and formed. This caused the fish to be cooked right onto the basket, making lifting it out extra tricky. Of course when I did that, all the batter came off. Me and Brent both also found that the batter didn’t have a lot of taste. Maybe I didn’t add enough salt at the end or maybe I missed something in Emeril’s Essence when I made it. It didn’t taste bad. It just didn’t taste like anything at all.

Give the recipe a try if you’d like. I hope it goes better for you than it did for me! And let me know what you did if it does!

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