Beer Battered Sausages [Recipe]
Whether you are planning a game night or just a casual family dinner, beer battered sausages may be perfect delight for your gathering. The fluffy and airy beer batter creates an irresistible crispy coating that, when you start cutting into the dish, reveals the juicy and delicious sausages inside, making it an attractive and mouthwatering delight for everyone to enjoy.
In this recipe, I will share with you how to make this appetizing dish, what to serve it with and some tips on how to choose the right type of sausage. At the end of the article, you will find printable recipe so you can follow it whenever you feel like eating beer battered sausage. Let’s start!
How to Make Beer Battered Sausages?
Making this dish is not particularly difficult, but you need to pay attention to some details that I will mention in the article. Cooking the sausages is easy, but the process of creating a foam from the egg whites may be a crucial step in achieving the airy batter texture.
You will succeed if you ensure that your bowl and beaters are clean, grease and water-free; if there is no trace of egg yolks in the egg whites; and if you beat the whites at high speed for at least two minutes.
Another tricky part is when you are adding egg white foam to egg yolks. You shouldn’t mix them together because it will lose its airy texture. Rather, gently and slowly fold the foam into the yolk mixture until you get a nice and even texture.
The real taste of the dish depends on the sausage you choose. If you are going for a mild flavor, opt for bratwurst or Italian sausages. On the other hand, for a spicier kick, try chorizo. If you want smoky flavor, then andouille sausage is the type you are looking for.
Now, let’s see what ingredients you will need:
- Sausages – I know that I already mentioned them and that they are the main part of the dish, but better to repeat myself than forget to buy them.
- Eggs – They will act as a binder in the batter.
- Beer – Add specific flavor and helps to create a light and airy coating.
- Flour – The main ingredient of every batter.
- Salt – It is the only spice we will use. You need to be careful with it because the quantity depends on the type of the sausage you choose. If you opted for a strong-flavored one, consider skipping the salt.
- Baking powder – This is the leavening agent that we will use.
- Oil – We will fry the beer battered sausages in vegetable oil to achieve the crispy and golden crust.
You will find the detailed steps at the end of the article, but let’s see the summary so you can get the idea how to make beer battered sausages.
Begin by cooking the sausages and allowing them to cool slightly.
Separate the egg yolks and whites, beating the whites until stiff peaks form.
Mix beer, flour, baking powder, and salt into the yolks, then gently fold in the egg whites.
Heat oil in a frying pan, dip sausages in the batter, and fry until golden brown.
Drain excess oil on paper towels and serve.
How to Serve This Dish?
Beer battered sausages are served warm as a main dish or as a snack. You can eat them with your hand if they cooled enough, but the most popular is the use of the knife and fork. Consider the type of the event they are served at and decide which is more appropriate.
When it comes to the side dishes, French Fries are my go-to option! However, they go well with various of salads: coleslaw, green salad, potato and scallion salad, to name a few.
Sauces are an essential accompaniment to beer battered sausages. They add additional layers of flavor and texture, enhancing the taste of this delicacy. The best option for me is yellow mustard, but you can also serve them with ketchup, barbecue sauce, aioli sauce, Kneaders sauce or cocktail sauce.
Whatever you choose to serve with your tasty beer battered sausages, make sure you will love it!
Beer Battered Sausages
- 6 sausages
- ½ cup beer
- 2 eggs
- 12 tbsp flour
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 2 cups oil approximately, for frying
- Cook the sausages and let them cool slightly.
- Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites. Set the yolks aside for now, and beat the egg whites in a clean bowl for about 2 minutes until stiff peaks form. Be careful not to have any trace of yolks in the whites to achieve a firm foam.
- In the yolks, add the beer, flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.
- Once you have a homogeneous mixture, gently fold the egg whites into the yolk mixture using a spatula. Do not use a mixer for this step.
- Set the beer batter aside and heat the oil in a frying pan. The amount of oil depends on the size of your pan, but it should be about two-thirds deep.
- When the oil is hot, dip a sausage into the beer batter, making sure it is completely coated. Carefully transfer the coated sausage into the hot oil and fry for about 3 minutes on each side, or until it turns golden brown.
- Remove the sausages from the oil and place them on paper towels to drain any excess oil. Serve with your favorite side dish and yellow mustard.