If there’s one thing that says “British” when it comes to food, it just has to be fish & chips, right? Is there anything better than popping to a chippy on a Friday night after a long week and unwrapping a steaming piece of battered fish and some chips soaked in malt vinegar? It’s just one of those amazing things! Of course, there’s another way and this one means you don’t have to even pop out and you get to eat everything piping hot straight away: make it yourself! There’s something quite satisfying about making your own fish & chips and serving them on proper plates (though I’d argue that if you’re by the seaside, wrapped in paper is a must!) with a glass of cold beer or wine. And it’s really not complicated…

 

Here's what you'll need...

  • 600g potatoes (Desiree or Maris Piper), peeled and chopped into chips
  • 2 x 200-250g cod fillets
  • 100g plain flour + extra for dusting
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 150ml beer (Lager)
  • 1 litre olive oil for frying
  • salt & pepper for seasoning
  • lemon wedges for serving

 

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  • 1

    Put the flour and baking powder into a bowl and mix.

    how to make beer battered fish and chips - step one

  • 2

    Slowly add the beer and stir until you have a smooth batter. Leave the batter to rest for 30 minutes.

    how to make beer battered fish and chips - step two

  • 3

    Preheat your oven to 190C. Heat the olive oil in a very large pan or fryer. Season the fish fillets and dust with flour.

    how to make beer battered fish and chips - step three

  • 4

    Dip the fish into the batter and then lower into the hot oil.

    how to make beer battered fish and chips - step four

  • 5

    Fry the fillet for 4-5 minutes until the batter is golden and the fish cooked.

    how to make beer battered fish and chips - step five

  • 6

    Parboil the chips for 3 minutes then drain and leave to dry.

    how to make beer battered fish and chips - step six

  • 7

    Put the cooked fish onto kitchen paper to soak up the excess fat. Now put the fish into the oven to finish cooking.

    how to make beer battered fish and chips - step seven

  • 8

    Fry the chips in the same oil/pan you used for the fish until golden.

    how to make beer battered fish and chips - step eight

  • 9

    Serve all with some lemon and a little more salt.

    Homemade beer battered fish and chips served with lemon wedges and a glass of wine

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By Carole Poirot on 29.05.18

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