Beer-Battered Sardines with Wasabi Mayonnaise

Recipe from

Coastal Living


1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup beer
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 egg yolks
Vegetable oil
16 fresh sardines, dressed
1 1/2 tablespoons wasabi powder
1 tablespoon water
1/2 cup mayonnaise


Combine first 3 ingredients in a bowl. Add beer, butter, and egg yolks, stirring mixture until smooth.

Pour oil to depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven; heat oil to 375°. Dip sardines into batter; fry, a few at a time, 2 minutes or until golden. Drain well.

Stir together wasabi powder and 1 tablespoon water; stir in mayonnaise. Serve with sardines.