Deep-Fried Feta Cheese and Mushrooms in Beer and Caraway Batter

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Almost Vegetarian Cookbook

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1999

  • About

You can use this lovely batter for frying all sorts of raw vegetables to make light crisp fritters, which can then be served either as a first course or as an accompaniment to a main dish. The beer makes the batter lighter and crispier.


  • 125g (4oz) self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt


Sift the flour, salt and chilli powder into a food processor. Then add the caraway seeds and the egg. Whizz the mixture briefly together; then gradually add the beer, whizzing between each addition. Pour the batter into a large bowl and leave it to one side for at least 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, cut the feta cheese into 2.5