The Ultimate Fish and Chips

Russ Myers


If you are crazy and gaga over Britain’s fish and chips, then you probably have heard that every coastal town and city in the whole United Kingdom boasts that they have the best fish and chips recipe in the country.
Now try our American version

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4 Servings


40 Min


20 Min


Deep Fry


1 c
all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp
olive oil
2 large
whole eggs, separated
2 Tbsp
mixed herbs
4 to 6 oz
cod fillets
vegetable oil for frying
whole potatoes, cut into wedges
1 tsp
1 tsp
black pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl. Whisk in the olive oil with 1/2 cup water and the egg yolks to make a smooth batter.
Stir in the mixed herbs and leave to stand for at least 30 minutes.
Whisk the egg whites until stiff and fold into the batter, trying not to deflate.
Heat the oil in a large, heavy-based saucepan and test with a piece of stale bread.
Dip the fish fillets into the batter and deep-fry for 4 - 7 minutes until golden brown.
Drain well on absorbent paper towels and keep warm.
Meanwhile, make the chips. Leaving the skin on, cut the potatoes into wedges and deep-fry for 10 minutes until golden brown and crispy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: English