Beer Battered Sardines



  • In a bowl whisk flour, salt, and baking powder. Add beer and whisk till smooth. Don’t over mix.
  • Drain sardines and pat dry. Cut lime into 8 wedges.
  • In a 3-quart saucepan heat oil over moderately high heat until a deep-fat thermometer registers 375°F.
  • Mix ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper into ¼ cup flour. Working in batches dredge fish in flour then dredge in batter to coat completely, dragging lightly against side of bowl to remove excess.
  • Fry, stirring, until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. With a slotted spoon transfer sardines to paper towels to drain. Repeat steps 4 and 5 till desired sardines are fried.
  • Fry lime wedges in oil until they begin to turn golden, about 30 seconds, and transfer to paper towels to drain. Serve sardines with lime.