In a small mixing bowl add flour, egg, garlic powder, and black pepper. Stir in one cup beer (you can add more than one cup to obtain your desired texture).
Remove basket from fryer prior to heating oil. Heat oil. Carefully place a few items into the preheated oil at a time. Fry until golden brown on all sides, use a wooden slotted spoon or tongs to remove from oil. Drain on paper towels
Tip: Perfect for fried vegetables. Try carrots cut into thick strips, onions sliced into rings, whole fresh mushrooms, or a bell pepper sliced into rings.