Fish and Chips

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…

Here is the fryer. 1800 watts of frying power!

Here it is – 1800 watts of frying power!

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!

The batter is so crispy and the fish is so moist and flakey. Perfect dinner for a cold, rainy night!

The batter is so crispy and the fish is so moist and flakey. Perfect dinner for a cold, rainy night!

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About Eileen Dominick Long

Diva, dog lover, and main squeeze to the Dude.
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One Response to Fish and Chips

  1. Justi says:

    Oh man does that look good!!!

    Has to have the malt vinegar….YUM!

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