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Lidia Bastianich is an Emmy award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author, and restaurateur. She has held true to her Italian roots and culture, which she proudly and warmly invites her fans to experience.
 
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Avoiding bad beer batter
Beer batter is great for many things like onion rings or fried fish. It’s important to use the right...
 
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October 3, 2014
Avoiding bad beer batter

Beer batter is great for many things like onion rings or fried fish. It’s important to use the right beer however. Don’t use anything too dark and heavy, like a stout or porter. Lagers or ales work great. And don’t use an expensive and fancy import beer. A simple domestic light beer will work just fine. Add 1 ¾ cups of flour to 2 cups of beer, 2 egg yolks and the zest of 1 lemon. Whisk until smooth and let the batter stand at room temperature for at least 15 minutes or up to one hour.