Oriental Batter

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: No cooking!
  • Yield: ---


  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup Milk

Marinate Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp fresh Ginger, crushed in press or grated
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 TbspLemon Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Sherry


Mix honey, lemon juice, sherry and ginger together and marinate shrimp, halibut, or scallops for at least 15 minutes. Mix eggs, salt, garlic, flour, cornstarch, and milk to make a smooth batter. Fry dipped pieces in peanut oil until light brown.

Option: Cool fried pieces after frying, then refrigerate, if desired, and later redip in batter, refry until golden brown. Even crunchier, and great as appetizers for a party that you can prepare ahead and still serve hot at the last minute. It makes enough batter for 1 lb of shrimp, halibut, or scallops.