Fish and chips, beer battered fish
Tomorrow is back to school for us, well for my daughter who's actually going back to school. New big girl school. We're all very excited to get back into a better work rythm because these 2 months of summer break with her 24/7 have been sorta crazy. I have worked way less than I had planned. So this recipe was supposed to come out in August... It's late but the fish and chips recipe is here ! It's fried in a delicious beer batter that makes it all light and crispy.
I also made homemade french fries which is something that never happens here because I hate frying things. But I was already frying the fish so... might as well fry some fries, right? It was so worth it, the fries were delicious and crispy, the perfect side to a crispy fish. It might not be the most traditional fish and chips out there but it sure is a good one !
Fish and chips, beer battered fish (serves 3) :
For the fish :
- 6 pieces of cod (or any thick white fish) - about 400g total
- 75g flour + 20g
- 120ml (1/2 cup) blond beer
- 1 egg white
- Frying oil
- Salt and pepper
For the fries :
- 4-5 large potatoes
- Frying oil
Peel and cut the potatoes into fries. Put them in cold water while you heat the oil.
Heat the oil at 160°C/320°F.
Drain and pat the fries dry with a kitchen towel.
Fry the fries for 4 minutes, drain and keep in a bowl with paper towel.
Heat the oil at 180°C/360°F.
In a bowl, mix together the beer and 75g of flour. Season with salt and pepper.
Whisk the egg white until soft peak form. Add it to the beer bowl and fold it in.
Season the fish with salt and pepper.
Flour the fish lightly on each side with the remaining 20g then dip them into the beer batter.
Fry the fish until it turns golden brown (about 4 minutes per side), drain on a rack. Season with salt and pepper.
Fry the fries until golden and crispy.
Drain and add to paper towel covered bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
Serve with lemon wedges and sauce of choice.