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USA Fried Chicken

  • 2 eggs well beaten
  • 2/3 cup beer
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil or melted shortening
  • 1 broiler-fryer chicken, quartered
  • 1 quart oil or melted shortening for frying

Combine eggs, beer, slowly beat in flour, salt and oil until batter is smooth. Dip chicken into batter: drain. Drop into heated oil at 375 degrees: fry 15 to 20 minutes. {Serves 3} This basic beer batter serves equally well for Shrimp Tempura. Don’t forget to add l/2 teaspoon ground ginger.

Coats two pounds of unshelled shrimp (24 medium) and modestly serves twelve.