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10 Mouthwatering Beer-Battered Recipes Dad Will Love

The quickest way to a man's heart is through his stomach. So by the laws of logic, these delicious beer-battered recipes are the perfect way to really show your dad you love him this Father's Day. 

Deep-fried and cheese-smothered recipes are always a stomach pleaser, especially when it comes to our dads. But add in another ingredient dad can't get enough of -- beer -- and you have the makings of some delicious summer delicacies that are way, way better than some boring tie. 

Whether you're battering up some fish and chips to deep fry, including beer in a unique mac-and-cheese recipe, or making something in your slow cooker, there is sure to be a beer recipe your dad will love. Of course, make sure you serve it with his favorite beer on the side. 


1. Beer-Battered Fried Pickles with Sriracha Dipping Sauce

10 Mouthwatering Beer-Battered Recipes

Fried pickles are taken to a whole other level when beer is added to the mix. Try this savory recipe from The Cottage Market, and don't skip out on the Sriracha Dipping Sauce. The miracle condiment makes everything better!


2. Beer-Battered Onion Rings with Smoked Paprika Aioli

10 Mouthwatering Beer-Battered Recipes

Onion rings are like the quintissential pub food, and always yummy. Add some flavorful twists, like beer in the batter and a Smoked Paprika Aioli for dipping. Get the recipe from the Knead for Food


3. Beer-Battered Fried Fish Tacos with Margarita Mango Salsa

10 Mouthwatering Beer-Battered Recipes

Fish tacos on a warm summer day are the best! Fry up your cut of fish with this beer-battered recipe from How Sweet it Is, and serve with the Margarita Mango Salsa. 


4. Beer-Battered Fried Artichokes

10 Mouthwatering Beer-Battered Recipes

Artichokes make everything better: Spinach and artichoke dip, veggie pizza and even quiche. But for a fried recipe dad will love, try this recipe from City Julep. They come out in the perfect bite-sized portions!


5. Beer-Battered Mini Corndogs

10 Mouthwatering Beer-Battered Recipes

If you thought corn dogs were just for kids or for the ballpark, then you thought wrong. This tasty app from The Beeroness proves that corndogs can be enjoyed as an adult -- especially when beer is added to the recipe.


6. Bacon-Crusted Beer Mac & Cheese

10 Mouthwatering Beer-Battered Recipes

This indulgent recipe from Melanie Makes has everything: macaroni, cheese, bacon and, of course, beer. It's like heaven in a bowl, and dad will love it as much as you will. 


7. Beer-Battered Cheese Curds

10 Mouthwatering Beer-Battered Recipes

If mozzarella sticks have taught me anything, it's that cheese tastes better when it's fried. These little bites of heaven from Meg's Everyday Indulgence are the perfect bite-sized cheesy treat to enjoy dipped into ranch dressing, marinara or just plain.


8. Slow Cooker Beer Brats

10 Mouthwatering Beer-Battered Recipes

These aren't battered so much as they are slow cooked, but the beer makes all the difference. Make a big batch of these to simmer all day, and enjoy in the evening. Get the recipe from Spicy Southern Kitchen.


9. Beer-Battered Grilled Cheese Sandwich

10 Mouthwatering Beer-Battered Recipes

Grilled cheese with bacon AND beer? Yes, please! Betty Crocker featured this mouthwatering sandwich, which would be quick (yet delicious) to throw together on Father's Day. 


10. Beer-Battered Chipotle Chicken Strips

10 Mouthwatering Beer-Battered Recipes

If you haven't noticed already from this list, you can batter and deep-fry pretty much anything. These chicken strips from Hispanic Kitchen proves spicy chipotle and beer go perfectly together. 

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