Originally Posted by GotGarlic
Beer and flour does make a batter. We've made tempura vegetables with it. The gases in the beer make it nice and light.
When I do make a batter, it is always a beer batter. Beer, flour, corn starch and salt. Some beer batter recipes call for flat beer where some don't. I usually just use it straight from the can. I'm usually drinking one anyway.
My opinion was that a batter would adhere better than a dry coating. Give a better more consistent coating.
I have never made deep fried shrooms and thats why my post ended with a question mark.
Thinking a bit harder it seems a dip in batter, then a dip into Panko would make a quite crispy coating. I have done that with shrimp before. Big gulf shrimp.