Two posts in one day! What’s up with that? I’ll tell you what’s up with that – we bought a deep fryer. The challenge now is not to use it every day. Good Lord! If we did we’d need to hit the gym twice a day!
Here’s the newest appliance…
The first item to christen the fryer is the British delicacy – fish and chips! Here is the recipe for the batter, and it couldn’t be easier.
Fish & Chips
- 1-1/2 pounds of fresh cod or other white fish, cut it pieces
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 12 oz. dark beer, stout recommended – we used The Dude’s homebrew Oatmeal Stout!
- Salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste
Heat the oil in your fryer (or heavy dutch oven) to 375 degrees F. In a bowl whisk your flour and seasonings together. Slowly add the beer and mix together to make a thick batter. Dredge the fish in the batter and slowly submerge in the hot oil. Fry for 5 minutes or until dark golden brown. Only fry a few pieces at a time to keep the oil at temperature. Place the cooked fish on a wire rack and put in a 200 degree F oven to keep warm until all the fish is cooked. Salt generously.
The potatoes are also cooked in 375 degree F oil. Cut the potatoes (russet potatoes are best) in fairly equal pieces and fry for 6 minutes or until dark golden brown. Fry in small batches to keep the oil at temperature. Transfer to a wire rack and place in a 200 degree F oven until ready to eat. Salt generously.
Serve with malt vinegar or tartar sauce. Cheerio!