Every New Years Eve growing up had us sitting around the kitchen table with two pots of oil, one for veggies and one for meat. Table would be littered with bowls of cubes and chunks of food to be speared and fried. Tradition also had at least two bowls of this batter.
3/4 cup Flour
1/4 cup Corn Starch
1 tsp Baking Powder
2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 cup beer*
*Beer can be whatever you have in the fridge.
Mix dry ingredients together. Add eggs and beer. Beat until batter is creamy and smooth. Dip sliced franks, shrimp, beef, cubed hard cheese, pineapple and other fruit.