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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bruce's Beer Battered Fish

Tracey called me into the lounge room earlier to watch Justine, from Masterchef fame, cook some fish and next thing you know I'm at the supermarket picking out four nice size slabs of dory (just keep swimming). She so owns me right now.

We don't like to have fish at night because Master6 has a sensitivity to it and he takes offence to us eating it in front of him, like we're not being very considerate. So holiday, weekday, lunch time fish is a real treat.

You will need:

Fish, 4 fillets
Beer, up to one carton
Self raising flour, 2 cups
Salt, pinch or two
Egg, one
Oil to deep fry
Someone to pick up kids from school

This is so easy. Seriously. You'll wonder why you haven't done it before.

Start heating up the oil.

Separate one cup of flour into two bowls. Set one aside. Into other bowl add the pinch of salt. Make a well in salted flour and start adding the beer until it's got a nice runny consistency, probably less than one stubby. Now add the egg and beat for thirty seconds.

Dip strips of the fish into the bowl with flour and then into the bowl with the beer batter and finally drop it carefully into the oil to cook. When batter goes a nice golden colour the fish is done. Remove and set aside onto paper towels to drain. Repeat until all fish strips are cooked.

I like to eat with a wedge of lemon, some nice aioli and remainder of beer. Finally, collapse on lounge and snooze.

About Me

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Bruce Devereaux is one of the nicest people he knows. When not at work he enjoys reading, writing, hiding from his children and not changing nappies.

 

His career, and if we used the term any more loosely an e might fall out, has included a gardener, a personal lender, a console operator, a stop/go man (not as big a bludge as you might think but great if you’re into sunburn, abuse and varicose veins), a cleaner of banks and pubs and, for a very brief period, a door to door salesman (until the last door he knocked on was answered by a very scary woman with tremendously hairy legs).

 

Bruce Devereaux currently works as a forty-five-year-old award winning customer service officer (glass statuette available upon request) for the Bank of Queensland and as a very casual employee for Corrective Services. He likes to believe he excels at both but then he has always been prone to exaggeration.

 

His favourite colour is green, with a picture of Dame Nellie Melba on one side and General Sir John Monash on the other. His favourite flower is self-raising.

 If you see him around town, call his wife immediately - he's probably snuck out and left her alone with all the kids.


 

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