Break open a bottle of beer, but don’t drink it!
Here in Cincinnati, OH the restaurant that has the best fish and chips is Nicholson’s Tavern that is downtown. It is the perfect consistency of crunch and actually tasting the fish. Sometimes you can get fried fish where there is too much batter than there is fish, which is super annoying. We all have had that experience, right? I know you have! For me there is nothing worse than that. I am a fish and chip connoisseur! It is one of my favorite dishes to enjoy so I know what I am looking for when I want my fish and chips. I am looking for crispness and flavor. I’m talking massive flavor. OH and lemons and tartar sauce! That is what I want t when I order fish and chips. So one day I was craving fish and chips and it was one of those cravings that I could not get over. Therefore, I decided to make beer battered fish and chips! Man, that was a lot of “fish and chips” sayings.
Now, you guys know that I am not a regular beer drinker. So I have to tell you it was pretty odd going into the beer section only to grab a “40”, or how some say, a “FAWTY”…lmbo, and walk out. I didn’t want anyone to think I was a heavy beer drinker. It didn’t make it any better that I had on a scarf and sweats. I must have really looked homely. But it was the only ingredient that I needed to make this meal. My significant other doesn’t drink alcohol at all and I am more of a social drinker. Sooooo… a sistah needed a bewsky. Did I say that right? Anyway, I really wanted to make sure this fish had a lot of flavor, which is why I added so many of my favorite signature spices to the beer batter. Not to mention, the beer added flavor as well. Now, I know some of you are wondering, “What kind of beer do I use?” Let me say this, I don’t really think it matters that much. I wouldn’t use Guiness or any specialty exported beers just because the flavor of the beers may be a little too much (that’s my opinion anyway). Keep it simple. Use Bud Light, Coors, or whatever. Don’t over think it. I bought a cheap can of beer ( I can’t remember what it was called) and it did just fine. All you have to do is fry those puppies up until they’re nice and crisp, dip them in tartar sauce, and you are in heaven.