So I have been struggling to get a good batter recipe down for fish and chips, one of my favorite dishes. The problem is most batter's have egg in them, and I have found that egg creates a chewy, heavier batter. I like crispy, and light. My best attempt was basically a lighter ale (american wheat, or a bitter) and flour to the right consistency, salt, pepper and a touch of baking powder, which gave it a bit of lightness once fried.
So what's everyone's winning batter recipe?
BTW, I have the chips down: slice potatoes, good all day soak in water (in the fridge), then pat dry and fry at 315 until tender (about 10 - 15 minutes). Then crank up the grease to 375 and let them go until golden brown and delicious. Toss with some kosher salt and boom.