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Beer Battered Fish and Chips

A classic British recipe and one of the ones I love to make. Super fresh cod or haddock are the key, as well as lashings of salt and malt vinegar! 1/2 can of beer in this recipe is no mistake - the other half is for the chef ;)

Miles

Ingredients

  1. 6 cod fillets (or haddock)
  2. 5 large potatoes
  3. 1 egg white
  4. 1 cup flour
  5. 1/2 can beer, dark beer works great
  6. 1 tsp baking powder
  7. 1 pint vegetable oil
  8. 1 pinch salt and pepper
  9. to taste malt vinegar

Method

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    Sieve the flour into a large bowl.

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    Crack the egg and separate out the yolk from the white.

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    Briskly beat the egg white until aerated.

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    Then add the baking powder, egg white and your 1/2 can of beer to the bowl of flour

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    and genltly mix until it has a creamy texture then set to one side.

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    Wash your potatoes and roughly cut into chips

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    Bring the oil to a high heat and add the chips carefully. Cook for about 4 minutes then remove from the oil and lay on a paper towel.

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    Next lay out your fish fillets and season well with salt and pepper.

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    Now, gently dip your fish fillets into the batter mixture

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    then allow the excess batter to run off

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    and gently lay the fish pieces into the hot oil.

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    After about 4 minutes when the fish pieces are golden brown, gently remove them from the oil and lay on a paper towel.

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    Put the chips back back in the hot oil for a minute or two if you need to, to crisp them up

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    For a bit of fun, serve the fish in a piece of newspaper and don't forget plenty of salt and malt vinegar!

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