The Real Deal Fish & Chips

Sherry Peyton

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@SherryPeyton

I had to learn how to make good fish and chips when our local tavern changed hands. Alton Brown worked up this recipe. I give you another, quicker way for the fries but you can do either as you desire. If you like this recipe, see my website: mybestcookbook.wordpress.com


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Serves:

2-3

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

FOR THE FISH

3/4 c
flour
1/2 c
cornstarch
1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp
paprika
1 tsp
baking powder
salt and pepper to taste
1 can(s)
beer
1 1/2 lb
white fish of your choice
3/4 c
flour

FOR THE CHIPS

3-4
russet potatoes cut into sticks

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For the batter: Add everything through the salt and pepper and whisk together. Add beer until the batter is fairly thin.
2
Prepare the oil (either in a deep fryer or cast iron pan. Heat to about 375.
3
Dry fish as thoroughly as you can and cut into pieces that will fit easily in the fryer. Dust with the 3/4 cup of flour and place on a rack until all are done.
4
Using a fork or a skewer, take each piece and dip in the batter and allow to drip off and then back into the flour. Set again on the rack. Do this for all the fish.
5
Fry, not over crowding until done and golden brown. Place on a rack with paper towel beneath to catch any oil drips. Place in oven at low (200) to keep warm.
6
For the French fries: Method 1: Place in microwave safe dish with 1/4 c oil and "cook" until not done but flexible. Times vary according to your microwave. Dry on paper towels.
7
Place frieds in managable quantities until golden brown (6-8 min) at 325-350. Drain on paper toweling. Then return to the oil for three minutes and then put on a rack with toweling beneath to catch the drips. (fries are twice fried)
8
Method 2: Place chips in plastic bag with 3 TBSP (or so) oil and shake until all are covered. Place not touching on parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake in a 425 oven for 12 minutes. Turn on the broiler and cook for about 10 more minutes, until they are browning. Salt and place on the table!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish, Potatoes
Hashtag: #Fried