Beer-Battered Sardines with Wasabi Mayonnaise

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  • 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


  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a bowl. Add beer, butter, and egg yolks, stirring mixture until smooth.
  2. 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.
  3. Stir together wasabi powder and 1 tablespoon water; stir in mayonnaise. Serve with sardines.
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