Fish & Chips is a hot dish of English origin, consisting of a high-quality flaky white fish deep-fried in a thin, crispy batter served with deep fried chips. It is a common take-away food.
As I was down with fever and sore throat, I just felt like having Fish & Chips last night for dinner and managed to make this good tasting, simple recipe of fish and chips dish for my husband and I. We had this with some garden salad, served with lemon & sour cream.
If you feel like having one, try out this not only simple but very tasty recipe.
- 4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into strips
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- Enough oil for fying
- A few pieces fish fillets (of your choice) - I use Dory fish
- Place potatoes in a medium-size bowl of cold water. In a separate medium-sized mixing bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper. Stir in the milk and egg, stir until the mixture is smooth. Let mixture stand for 20 minutes.
- Preheat the oil in a large pot or electric skillet to 350 deg F (175 degrees C).
- Fry the potatoes in the hot oil until they are tender. Drain them on paper towels.
- Dredge the fish in the batter, one piece at a time, and place them in the hot oil. Fry until the fish is golden brown. If necessary the heat to maintain the 350 deg F (175 deg C) temperature. Drain well on paper towels.
- Fry the potatoes again for 1 to 2 minutes for added crispness.