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Monday, March 4, 2013

Crispy Homemade Fish & Chips

We love fish & chips!  – it was surprisingly simple to make, and so delicious.

The secret to the ultra-crispy batter is a combination of baking soda and bubbly soda water, this is what gives the first the crispy texture you are looking for!

For a cocktail party, try cutting fresh fish into small bits for bite-sized fish and chips to dip in tartar sauce.  

The tartar sauce was homemade.  It was the first time I make it! Below is the link to the site I got it from. 



Crispy Homemade Fish & Chips


Ingredients

3/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided
500gr of preferred fish fillets 
1/4 tsp baking soda
pinch salt
1/2 cup soda water
canola oil, for cooking
Salt, pepper, paprika, per taste

Method

Put 1/4 cup of the flour into a shallow dish. Cut the fish fillets on a slight diagonal into 1-inch wide strips.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining 1/2 cup flour, baking soda, salt and other spices and soda water – the mixture should have the consistency of thin pancake batter.

In a heavy pot, heat about two inches of oil until it’s hot but not smoking. Pat the fish strips dry with paper towel and dredge in the flour, shaking off any excess. Dip one or two pieces at a time in the batter to coat well and gently place in the oil. Cook, turning as needed, for 4–5 minutes, until deep golden and cooked through. Transfer to paper towels to drain and cool, then sprinkle with salt.

Serves 4.

The chips/fries were made oven baked and you can check its recipe here 

Recipe for the tartar sauce found here

ENJOY!!

1 comment:

Pam said...

They look perfectly crispy and so delicious.

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