fish batterFish and chips is a real British tradition, and something that is taken very seriously. There are annual competitions to find the best outlets for this delicious meal in the UK. One of the easiest ways for chippies to differentiate themselves from the competition is to vary the type of batter they use. Some chippies prefer to coat their fish in a very thick batter to protects the fish from the hot oil and keep it moist and tasty. Others prefer to use a very light batter, almost like a tempura to cook their fish.

We love our beer batter! In England, even some of the more upmarket chippies have adopted it to use in their batter recipes. The downside to using beer to prepare batter is that it is obviously more expensive than using water, either still or carbonated. But it’s worth the taste! Beer works much in the same way as carbonated water in that the bubbles in the beer add a lightness and crispiness to the finished product. Different beers can be used, and a darker beer gives more flavor and color. Because the fish is fried at such a high temperature, the alcohol burns off during the cooking process. Now you know why the batter for the fish at go brit! is so delicious.