NZ Fishing World home
NZ Fishing World

Fogdog Beer Batter

November 16, 2019
Fogdog Beer Batter

To hell with the diet, there are times when fresh fish just screams for a light, crunchy beer batter. If you are looking for a fool-proof, instant, mouth-watering golden batter that cracks like a potato chip, makes you look like a master chef and pleases any crowd, then get yourself down to your nearest supermarket and pick up a packet of Fogdog.

Try dribbling the batter in to make extra crunchy taste-bits!

I’ll start with a disclaimer.  This is not an ad, nor a paid or sponsored article.  This is such an awesome product we owe it to you to give it the nod and hook you up.

Having used Fogdog for a few years now, there are a few things to note to get the best out of these sealed bags of heaven.

Why is this product so good?

Firstly. It is super simple to make anywhere, on the fly.  Just mix half a bottle of beer with a full bag, stir with a fork, and bingo.

No clumping, no tricky measurements, no leaving to set for hours in the fridge, just mix and fry.

The results are consistent and the fish always tastes great.

YUM!  The Fogdog is almost always a big hit with the kids

Fresh blue cod being cooked in the galley on board an overnighter.  Nothing better

What are the tricks?

Follow the advice on the packet and you can’t go wrong.  However, here are a few tips from experience.

1)  Make sure you use rice bran, or high heat deep frying oil.

2)  You can use a whole bottle, then sieve the oil back into its bottle for next time.

3)  If you can’t measure the oil temperature (we never do) just get it up to a good heat and drop a bit of batter in to test.  It should immediately float to the surface and bubble briskly without burning.

4)  Cook in lots, drain in a sieve and pop into a bowl with paper towels while you cook another round

5)  Make the beer you use a cold one, drink the other half whilst cooking.  Mandatory chef’s bonus.

6)  I like to roll the fillets in flour first, to help the batter stick to the fillet, but this is a personal choice.

7)  Use a fork poked through the very tip of a fillet to transfer from batter bowl to oil.  As you lift the fillet out, let the batter drain off a few seconds first to keep the amount on the fillet light.

If you happen to be a gluten free type, the gluten free mix is made to order.  However, we love to use this batter for a change on occasion due to its slightly different nature.

The gluten free version uses cold carbonated water instead of beer, and cooks up a much lighter colour.  It does turn out VERY crunchy and you certainly don’t need to be gluten averse to enjoy.

Specifications

Fogdog Batter

Liked

Super tasty

Easy to cook

Convenient to store and transport

Not So Much

It runs out

For More Information

View more at www.fogdog.co.nz/

Related posts

How to fillet john dory
Cooking
In this video Matt Watson shows you how to easily fillet john dory
Thai Fish Cakes - How to make them
Cooking
Here is an incredibly tasty and different way to prepare any variety of fish that tastes amazing and is easier than it looks to prepare. It’s a great way to utilize trout, kahawai, or any other more popular fish species, that actually is more about the texture than the pure flavour of the fish.
Pan fried fish with green olive salsa
Cooking
Yummy Mediterranean style dish that's quick, tasty and easy to make
Seared albacore tuna recipe
Cooking
A great easy to follow guide for making the most of your fresh albacore.
How to make awesome tuna patties
Cooking
Check out this really delicious recipe that works well with any of the New Zealand tuna species apart from skipjack. Yellowfin, albacore, bluefin, or even a few oily non tuna species such as kingfish will work with this one.
Roasted Whole Snapper with Egyptian Spices
Cooking
The satisfaction that comes from getting out on the water, fighting the fish, then presenting it on the table is great. If you are looking for a new and exciting way to complete the final step, how about roasted whole snapper with Egyptian spices?
All Related

See Also

Moocher Hunters Frantic Kingfish Action
Top Videos
Some great opportunistic fishing action really capturing the quick thinking and quicker rigging up to grab some kingfish go-time!
The Lateral Line: EP #44
Inshore
Nato has his fly rod rigged and ready before the boat even hits the water. The first half of the day will be spent trying to get a fish to eat a fly. After that the boys are heading wide to some deep water pins to drop big live baits 100 meters plus down on one of Nato’s crazy deep water rigs.
Diving for crayfish from a yak
Spearfishing
Nice little vlog catching crays inshore from GP Fishing Adventures
Softbaiting in the Manukau Harbour
Kayak
The Manukau Harbour can be a great place to fish from kayaks and small boats on a nice day. Soft baits will often do the damage, take a look here and get some nice hints and tips.
The Lateral Line: EP #43
Inshore
The boys are off on their first fishing and camping mission on board Sojourn for 2022, again spending a few days in, on and around there favourite island group. Milan is doing what Milan does and what he loves most, that being, swimming big live baits on the weed lines close to shore. Hopefully a big hungry king fish has chosen the same weed lines to hunt down breakfast.
The Lateral Line: EP #42
Big Game
This time is gonna be a little bit different. This time, The boys are have a crack at Marlin fishing with Luke on board Evo. Evo being a 7.5 meter Marco boat that was custom designed and built to target Marlin. An over night mission is planned. The weather isn’t the best and Milan ends up getting sea sick on the first day and the trip gets cut short by some less then desirable weather on day 2. Check it out
All Posts

Drop NZ Fishing World a line!

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.