I love fish and chips!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!! I loved it in Australia and I loved it in England.
I always eat my fries like this.
[100% organic & wild Alaskan cod]
- 1 cup AP flour, plus additional for dusting
- 11 oz. wheat beer/ale
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 4 cod fillets, skinless
- Salt and pepper
- 2 lbs Idaho potatoes, peeled and sliced into strips / french fries
- Salt & pepper
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Turn the heat up of a pan to high with enough oil for frying. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and beer/ale until you get a smooth batter that should be thick.
Remove any pin bones in the fillets and then season the fish fillets on both sides, dust in a bit of flour then dip into the batter, allowing any excess to drip off before putting them in the oil. Depending on the size of your pan, you might have to cook the fish one by one to avoid over-crowding.
Cook each fillet for about 4 minutes, until the batter is crisp and golden, then place them on a baking tray and put them in the preheated oven to keep warm while you make the fries. Serve warm, with the fish, your choice of sauce, a squeeze of lemon, and some drops of malt vinegar.
*Adapted from Bon Vivant.