Fish and chips is a hot dish consisting of fried fish in batter served with chips. The dish originated in England and is an example of culinary fusion of its two main ingredients.
Fish and Chips
Fish and chips is a popular dish in England, New Zealand, and Australia.
- Deep Fryer
- 1 ½ lb cod fillets
- 4 potatoes
- 1 egg
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 qt vegetable oil
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- Place potatoes in a medium-size bowl of cold water. In a separate medium-size mixing bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper. Stir in the milk and egg; stir until the mixture is smooth. Let mixture stand for 20 minutes.
- Preheat the oil in a large pot or electric skillet to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Fry the potatoes in the hot oil until they are tender. Drain them on paper towels.
- Dredge the fish in the batter, one piece at a time, and place them in the hot oil. Fry until the fish is golden brown. If necessary, increase the heat to maintain the 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) temperature. Drain well on paper towels.
- Fry the potatoes again for 1 to 2 minutes for added crispness.