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Bam Bam's Beer Batter

The name "Steam Whistle" was inspired by the work-is-over sound that granted Fred Flintstone freedom to go home and have a cold one. Undoubtedly Wilma would have whipped up this batter to fry Fred some buffalo cheese sticks.
Ellen McKinney:

You can use it for coating everything from wings to onion rings to mozzarella. Who said you can't have beer for breakfast? Use this batter to make a morning feast of fritters. Apples and firm mangoes work well, especially when topped with ice cream, nuts and sundae sauce! Man, I'm getting hungry... I'm glad my fridge (unlike SWB's lunchroom's) contains more than ketchup and creamers!


Beat all of the ingredients until smooth. Coat your stuff of choice in the batter. Fry in 3-4 inches of oil at 375 F until golden. Or cook in a deep fryer according to the manufacturer's instructions.


  • 1 C flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 C oil