Are you tired of fried goodies yet?
That’s such a silly question since I know you’re not. How could you be?
Fried food is fabulous.
Fried food is especially fabulous when it involves my other favorite food group: beer. Football season is swiftly approaching (pre-season is already up on TV) and I whipped up these Pale Ale Beer Battered Fried Shrimp for you to enjoy on Game Day.
Well, you could also enjoy them any ole’ day. Similar to the Caramelized Onion Hush Puppies I posted a few weeks back, these shrimp make for a fun appetizer or side dish…
or you could just eat them all for dinner and call it a day. 😉
I went with Magic Hat’s #9 Pale Ale for this beer batter. It’s one of my favorite beers and its slightly bitter flavor complements the sweetness of the shrimp beautifully. If you can’t find it/don’t care for it, feel free to substitute your favorite beer in its place!
If I may be so bold as to name a few other suggestions, this recipe would work well with any IPA or Belgian-style wheat beer, like Blue Moon. You can also get creative and try something more unique, like pumpkin ale…
what? You don’t like pumpkin ale?
Are you mad?!
How have you managed to read this blog, then? 😉
Teehee, just kidding. I’m just saying that this beer batter is quite versatile and once you try it you may want to substitute in different types of beer as the seasons change.
It’s also a very easily scaled recipe: the original recipe will yield about 1 pound of fried shrimp, but you can easily double or triple the beer batter mixture the night before, let it chill in the fridge overnight, then fry a whole bunch of shrimp the day you want to serve them.
They fry ridiculously quickly, so don’t resist that urge to fry as many shrimp as possible.
Oh, and before I go, I wanted to mention that the blog will be returning to 3 posts per week starting next week! The summer is over, and my schedule at work is slowly returning to normal, which means…
more fried things!
So, if you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe for email updates in the right sidebar of the blog so that all these new and wonderful recipes will be delivered straight to your inbox!
I’ll be back on Monday with a fancy schmancy (yet affordable) popcorn recipe.
Enjoy your weekend and Happy Frying!