When we were pan-frying, we typically used breading…
But now that we are deepfrying, we’re most likely to be using a batter instead.
Batters will give youf food a lighter, thinner style coating…instead of the thicker, heavier coating associarted with breading.
Batters also consist of the same ingredients as breading—flour, egg, and milk or water—but are mixed together instead of being dipped onto the food…and may also include salt, baking powder or baking soda, and sugar.
Baking soda, baking powder, beer, or any other type of carbonated liquid are often used to make the batter more fluffy as it cooks.
Also herbs, spices, fruits, and even vegetables can be added to your batter to give it more flavor.