Fish and chips is a classic British dish that consists of battered and fried fish paired with deep-fried chips (French fries). Here’s a simple recipe for making fish and chips at home:
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 cup of cold water
- 1 pound of firm white fish fillets (such as cod or haddock)
- vegetable oil for frying
- 4-6 medium potatoes, cut into chips (French fries)
- Preheat your oven to 200°F (95°C).
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add the cold water, stirring until the mixture forms a smooth batter.
- Cut the fish into small pieces and coat them in the batter.
- Heat a deep fryer or a large, deep saucepan filled with oil over medium heat until it reaches 350°F (180°C).
- Carefully place a few pieces of fish into the hot oil and fry for 3-4 minutes, until the batter is golden and crispy. Repeat with the remaining fish.
- Place the fried fish on a baking sheet and keep it warm in the oven while you fry the chips.
- To make the chips, heat the oil in the deep fryer or saucepan to 375°F (190°C). Carefully add the chips to the hot oil and fry for 5-7 minutes, until they are golden and crispy.
- Drain the chips on a paper towel and season them with salt.
- Serve the fish and chips hot, with malt vinegar and tartar sauce on the side. Enjoy!
Note: If you don’t want to deep fry the fish and chips, you can also bake them in the oven. To do this, preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C) and place the battered fish and chips on a baking sheet. Bake the fish for 10-12 minutes and the chips for 20-25 minutes, until they are crispy and golden.