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Lagunitas Phish Fry

Holy mackerel! This Lagunitas Phish Fry will have you reeling. You won't believe how easy they are to make let alone how incredible they are to taste. If you don't get hooked, let minnow! Not your traditional fish fry, these beer batter dipped vegan fillets will have you swimming with excitement.

Prep Time: 90      Completion Time: 15      Serving Size: 12


3/4 cup white rice

2 1/2 cups Soymilk
1/4 cup flour
2 T Buttery Spread
2 T diced onions
1 T Old Bay
1 clove garlic, diced
1/4 tsp dried thyme

1 cup flour
1 cup corn starch
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper

1 bottle of Lagunitas IPA
1 egg substitute


Add rice to a blender and blend on high until it is a meal like consistency.

In a sauce pan, bring soy milk to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, then whisk in rice, flour, Buttery Spread, onions, Old Bay, garlic and thyme. Whisk until smooth and everything is well blended and simmering. Reduce heat to medium low and allow to simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture becomes thick, approximately 25 minutes.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, spread the mixture over the parchment paper, cover with more parchment paper and freeze for 1 hr.

In a large bowl combine the flour, starch, paprika, salt and pepper. Create a well and lovingly pour in the Lagunitas, gently add the egg substitute and delicately whisk... Nah, I'm just kidding, whisk that stuff smooth.

Prepare a large fry pan on medium high heat with enough olive oil to pan fry with, you'll want at least an inch.

Remove mixture from the freezer and break into pieces. With your faithful Lagunitas batter by your side, bath each piece thoroughly before immersing them into the hot oil.

Fry each "phish phillet" for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Line a cooling rack with paper towels and place phillets on it to cool, place a layer of paper towels between each layer of phish phillets.

Serve with an ice cold Lagunitas IPA!

Side Notes:
If you are an unlucky Joe who can not get their hands on a genuine Lagunitas IPA, our heart goes out to you. But fear not, any lager will suffice!

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