Good recipes using homemade beer batter include two recipes for beer-battered fish and a recipe for beer-battered apple fritters. One fish recipe is a simple mixture of flour, beer and seasonings, whereas the second combines flour, cornstarch and egg. Fry beer-battered foods at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prepare a simple beer-battered fish by pouring a 12-ounce bottle of beer into a bowl, adding 1 1/2 cups of flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder to the bowl, and mixing with a whisk until the lumps are removed. Dry the fish filets and dip them in the batter before frying.
For a thicker beer-battered fish, whisk together 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of cornstarch and 1 teaspoon of salt in a bowl. Add 12 ounces of beer and 1 egg. Mix the batter, dip dry fish filets into the bowl and fry the fish.
For sweet beer-battered apple fritters, peel, core and slice gala apples into 1/2-inch rings. Dredge the apples in dry flour and set aside. Mix 1 1/2 cups of flour, 1/4 cup of vegetable oil and 1 cup of beer to make a batter. Dip the apple rings into the batter and fry until the batter is golden and the apples are tender. Remove the apples from the oil and allow to cool for 30 seconds. Dip the warm apple fritters into a bowl containing a mixture of 5 tablespoons of granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon.