Fish and chips is a classic British dish that has been enjoyed for generations. It is a simple meal of battered fish and crispy fries, but when done right, it can be incredibly delicious. In this blog post, we will teach you how to make fish and chips at home so that you can enjoy this classic dish anytime you want.
For the fish:
- 1 lb cod or haddock fillets, cut into 4 pieces
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 cup beer
- 1/2 cup milk
- Vegetable oil, for frying
For the chips:
- 4 large potatoes, cut into thick fries
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- Salt, to taste
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
Cut the potatoes into thick fries. Soak them in cold water for at least 30 minutes to remove excess starch.
Drain the potatoes and pat them dry with a paper towel. Toss them with cornstarch and vegetable oil until they are evenly coated.
Spread the fries out in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake them for 20-25 minutes, or until they are crispy and golden brown.
While the fries are baking, prepare the fish batter. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, black pepper, paprika, and garlic powder.
Gradually whisk in the beer and milk until the batter is smooth and free of lumps.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add enough vegetable oil to cover the bottom of the skillet by about 1/2 inch.
Dip each piece of fish into the batter, coating it evenly.
Carefully place the fish into the hot oil. Fry the fish for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until it is crispy and golden brown.
Use a slotted spoon to remove the fish from the skillet and place it on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
Serve the fish and chips together with a sprinkle of salt and your favorite condiments.