This recipe was invented because I don’t like beer. I feel a bit left out–it seems like everyone else in the world enjoys a nice cold beer. So, I decided to try again. Who knows–maybe my taste buds will like it this time. Ever the optimist–that’s me. I bought some raspberry wheat berry beer at my local store and opened it one hot summer day, and took a swig. Nope, still tastes like beer. Not wanting to waste the beer, I decided to make it into a beer batter, and use it on some tempeh.
Here’s the recipe:
1 cup unbleached white or whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/3 cup beer.
Mix ingredients together in shallow bowl. Place frying pan on burner, add canola or grape seed oil and turn burner on about medium heat. Cut the tempeh into nugget sized bits and dip in the beer batter.
Carefully put the nuggets in the hot pan and sear until golden brown on one side, then turn them to the other side. Repeat. Drain nuggets on paper towel, and serve. These are good as a side, to add to a salad, and also good to eat with your favorite dip. This is the best way to have beer, ever!