3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 bottle beer of your choice (I use Budweiser)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Combine flour, garlic and pepper in a large bowl.
Slowly pour in beer, whisking constantly until smooth.
Let batter sit for 10 minutes
Dip food in batter, allow excess to drip back into bowl and drop directly into deep-fryer.
Fry for 2 minutes or until dark golden brown, then remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels or newspaper.
I used this the other day for the first time and it was incredibly easy and the flavor was rich with just a little kick.