Deep Fried Fish and Chips
In the mood for some good ol' fish and chips? This recipe for Deep Fried Fish and Chips is a home-cooked version of your favorite pub fare. For delicious results, season with salt and serve with malt vinegar!
- deep fat or oil
- 8 medium white fish fillets or 4 large
- 4 ounces flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into batons
- malt vinegar to taste
- Half-fill a deep pan with melted fat or oil.
- Heat until a faint haze rises from it (or until a bread cube sinks to the bottom of the pan, rises to the top immediately and turns golden in 50 seconds).
- Sift the flour and salt into a bowl.
- Beat to a smooth batter with unbeaten egg, butter and milk.
- Coat 2 pieces of fish with batter.
- Lift into the pan with a fork or kitchen tongs.
- Fry until crisp and golden, allowing about 6-8 minutes for large pieces and 4-5 minutes for medium.
- Remove from the pan and drain on absorbent kitchen paper.
- Repeat with the remaining fish.
- Fill a deep pan one-third full with vegetable oil or dripping and heat to 374 degrees F.
- When hot, add the potato pieces and cook for 4-5 minutes or until just beginning to color.
- Remove the potatoes, reheat the oil to 374 degrees F then cook again for 3 minutes.
- Sprinkle both the fish and the chips with salt and malt vinegar to taste.