Beer Battered Fish and Chips
Wherever you are in the world, you can have a taste of Olde London Town with this famous traditional English staple. Takes about 35 minutes
- cod fillets (6)
- large potatoes (5)
- egg white (1)
- flour (1 cup)
- beer (1/2 can)
- baking powder (1 tsp)
- vegetable oil (1 pint)
- salt and pepper (a pinch)
- malt vinegar (to taste)
How to Prepare
Sieve the flour into a large bowl.
Crack the egg and separate out the yolk from the white.
Briskly beat the egg white until aerated
then add the baking powder, egg white and your can of beer to the bowl of flour
and genltly mix until it has a creamy texture and set to one side.
wash your potatoes and roughly cut into chips
the chips should look a bit like this.
next lay out your fish fillets and season well with salt and pepper.
put a pint of oil in a pan on a high heat
and when hot, add the potatoes. Make sure it is really hot otherwise the chips will get soggy
this may splatter a bit so be careful of hot oil
after about 3 or 4 minutes, when the chips are starting to turn golden take them out of the oil
and lay on a paper towel.
next, gently dip your fish fillets into the batter mixture
then allow the excess batter to run off
and gently lay the fish pieces into the hot oil
after about 4 minutes when the fish pieces are golden brown, gently remove them from the oil
and lay them on a paper towel to soak up the excess oil.
lastly, just before serving, put the chips back in the oil for 2 minutes to crisp up
for a bit of fun, you can serve the fish in a piece of newspaper, and don't forget to serve with plenty of salt and malt vinegar!