Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Fish 'n Chips

I just love fish and chips and was so excited to find a recipe that is pretty good!! Now of course i just wish it was good 'ol Alaska Halibut instead of Pollack!

Fried Fish

3 pounds center-cut haddock, pollock or hake fillet, cut into thick strips
1 2/3 Cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
2 Cups cold good-quality wheat beer
Fine sea salt
Fresh Parsley (optional)
Malt vinegar, for serving (optional) **We use lemon juice**

Whisk the flour and baking powder in a medium bowl and make a well in the center. Gradually whisk the beer into the well to make a smooth, thin batter. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. (You can make the batter up to 12 hours in advance; it gets better the longer it sits.)

Heat 2 inches of vegetable oil in a heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat until a deep-fy thermometer registers 375 degrees. Season the fish all over with salt and pepper. Working in batches, dip the fish into the batter, let the excess drip off and lower into the hot oil. Fry until evenly brown, turning with tongs, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper-lined plate to drain. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with malt vinegar.

Here is a close up of the fish!

**Recipe was from the Food Network Magazine

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  1. Yum...this looks tasty! Thanks for the recipe. I just ran across your blog; love it, great recipes, I will be back often! :)

  2. My kids would especially love this meal!

  3. Je découvre ton blog.
    De bonnes recettes.
    Salutations de Paris.
    See soon.

  4. I love a good beer batter. This fish looks crunchy and delicious. Holly, thanks for visiting my blog. Come back often. Glad to have found you and Michelle. I love your blog layout.

  5. Oh how I adore fish & chips and have never made them before !! Thank YOU!

  6. This reminds me of my mom, as she always orders fish and chips if they are on a menu!

  7. Halibut is the way to go for fish and chips! Yum! This looks so delicious. I need some for my lunch today!

  8. The coating looks crispy and delicious. Love the serving plate:D

  9. how about some delicious home made fries with this? yummy!