Fish And Chips

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Fish and chips is a Great Britain comfort food favorite. It is easy to prepare with the best fish you can find. We recommend using Cod fish. However, other firm fish such as Tilapia, Haddock or Catfish would also work for this dish.

Fish and chips

Shopping List
russet potatoes
oil
all-purpose flour
rice flour 
fine sea salt  
baking powder 
lager 
tilapia (or other firm, white-fleshed fish like cod, haddock or catfish) 
lemon 
malt vinegar (optional) 

Equipment
large heavy bottomed pot 
candy or deep frying thermometer 
2 large bowls 
medium bowl 
kitchen towel 
tongs 
wire rack 
paper towels 

Fish and chips

Instructions:
Add oil to equal not more than halfway full in a heavy bottomed pot. Then, carefully clip a thermometer to the side of the pot, so that it does not touch the bottom. Heat to 375F over medium to high heat, then continue to reduce the heat to maintain a continual temperature of 375F. 

Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise and slice into long and skinny strips about 1/2 inch wide. Place the strips in a bowl of cold water. 

Whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder until well combined in a medium bowl. Slowly add the lager, whisking as you go, until the batter is the consistency of thick pancake batter. Set the batter aside for 10 minutes. 

When the oil reaches 375F, dry the potato strips well with a paper towel. Slide them into the hot oil, 5 pieces at a time. Fry them, gently moving them around the oil occasionally, until they’re golden brown, 5 minutes. Remove them from the oil and place them on a wire rack to drain. Season them with salt. 

Cut the fish into approximately 5 inch pieces. Refresh the batter by stirring it again to make sure it’s smooth. Dip one piece of fish into the batter at a time, then carefully lower it into the oil. Gently move the fish around to be sure it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot. Fry the fish in batches of no more than 4 pieces at a time, removing each batch to the wire rack when it’s golden brown, about 8 minutes. 

Serve with a wedge of lemon. 
Enjoy fish and chips!

Fish And Chips

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chips, fish
Servings: 4

Equipment

  • large heavy bottomed pot 
  • candy thermometer
  • 2 large bowls 
  • medium bowl
  • kitchen towel 
  • tongs
  • wire rack
  • paper towels

Ingredients

  • 3 large russet potatoes, sliced lengthwise into 1 x 1/4-inch strips
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour plus 1/4 cup for dusting 
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 tbsp fine sea salt  
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 30 oz lager 
  • 3 lbs tilapia (or other firm, white-fleshed fish like cod, haddock or catfish) 
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges 
  • Malt vinegar (optional) 

Instructions

  • Add oil to equal not more than halfway full in a heavy bottomed pot. Then, carefully clip a thermometer to the side of the pot, so that it does not touch the bottom. Heat to 375F over medium to high heat, then continue to reduce the heat to maintain a continual temperature of 375F. 
  • Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise and slice into long and skinny strips about 1/2 inch wide. Place the strips in a bowl of cold water. 
  • Whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder until well combined in a medium bowl. Slowly add the lager, whisking as you go, until the batter is the consistency of thick pancake batter. Set the batter aside for 10 minutes. 
  • When the oil reaches 375F, dry the potato strips well with a paper towel. Slide them into the hot oil, 5 pieces at a time. Fry them, gently moving them around the oil occasionally, until they're golden brown, 5 minutes. Remove them from the oil and place them on a wire rack to drain. Season them with salt. 
  • Cut the fish into approximately 5 inch pieces. Refresh the batter by stirring it again to make sure it's smooth. Dip one piece of fish into the batter at a time, then carefully lower it into the oil. Gently move the fish around to be sure it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pot. Fry the fish in batches of no more than 4 pieces at a time, removing each batch to the wire rack when it's golden brown, about 8 minutes. 
  • Serve with a wedge of lemon. Enjoy fish and chips!

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