← Back to Search Results
frying English, European
Fish and Chips

Photo by:
Comments: 1
 

Recipe

Make this British classic at home with a yeast batter that remains crisp to the very last bite

Yield: Makes 4 servings
Prep time: 20 Mins, Plus Standing<Br />
Cooking time: 30 Mins<Br />

Ingredients

  • ¼ oz (7g) packet of active dried yeast
  • ¼ cup warm (110°F/38°C) water
  • ¼ cup warm (110°F/38°C) milk
  • Pinch of sugar
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 lb (900g) baking potatoes, such as russet or Burbank
  • Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
  • 1½ lb (675g) skinless cod fillet, cut into 4 serving pieces
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Parsley sprigs, for serving
  • Lemon wedges, for serving

Special Equipment:

  • Deep-frying basket
  • Thermometer

Directions

1. To make the batter, sprinkle the yeast over the warm water in a medium bowl. Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir to dissolve the yeast. Stir in the milk and sugar. Add the flour and whisk until smooth. Cover with a towel and let stand in a warm place until bubbling, about 1 hour.

2. Peel the potatoes and cut into sticks about 2½ in (6cm) long and ½ in (1cm) wide. Rinse, drain, and pat dry with paper towels.

3. Preheat the oven to 250°F (130°C). Fill a wide, deep saucepan halfway with oil and heat to 325°F (160°C). Place half the potatoes in a deep-frying basket and lower carefully into the hot oil. Deep-fry for 5 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender but pale-colored. Drain and transfer to a baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining potatoes.

4. Line another baking sheet with paper towels. Season the cod with salt and pepper and dust with flour. Increase the oil temperature to 375°F (190°C). In two batches, dip the cod in the batter, carefully add to the oil, and deep-fry until golden brown. Transfer to the sheet and keep warm in the oven.

5. Return all the potatoes to the frying basket and deep-fry for 3–4 minutes, shaking the basket occasionally. Drain well. Serve hot, garnished with parsley and lemon.

Notes

Deep-Fried Parsley:

Tie several sprigs of parsley together with kitchen twine. Lower into the hot oil and fry for about 5 seconds, or until the sprigs darken and become crisp. Snip off the string and serve as a bunch on the side of the plate, or crumble over the fish.


© 2008 Dorling Kindersley
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 1/8 teaspoon added salt per serving and 4 cups oil for frying.

907kcal (45%)
75mg (8%)
46mg (77%)
27mcg RAE (1%)
1706mg
113mg
38g
3g
6g
59g
74mg (25%)
403mg (17%)
4g (21%)
58g (90%)
4mg (20%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
  • diogenes314

    05.30.11 Flag comment

    Sounds great. I'm going to make it with halibut.
    Will let you know haow it turns out.

    Dave

 

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

nancy-silvertons-sandwich-book Nancy Silverton's Sandwich ...
by Nancy Silverton
david-burkes-new-american-classics David Burke's New American ...
by David Burke, Judith Choate
cook-with-jamie Cook with Jamie
by Jamie Oliver
cooking-for-friends Cooking for Friends
by Gordon Ramsay
down-home-with-the-neelys-a-southern-family-cookbook Down Home with the Neelys: ...
by Gina Neely, Pat Neely
usa-cookbook U.S.A. Cookbook
by Sheila Lukins
antipasti-fabulous-appetizers-and-small-plates Antipasti: Fabulous Appetiz...
by Joyce Goldstein
amor-y-tacos Amor Y Tacos
by Deborah Schneider
living-raw-food Living Raw Food
by Sarma Melngailis
jacques-torres-a-year-in-chocolate-80-recipes-for-holidays-and-special-occasions Jacques Torres' A Year in C...
by Judith Choate, Jacques Torres
fresh-from-the-farmers-market-year-round-recipes-for-the-pick-of-the-crop Fresh from the Farmers' Mar...
by Janet Fletcher
a-bakers-odyssey A Baker's Odyssey
by Andrew Schloss
Already a member? Click here to Log In
close

Sign up to Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new Cookstr features and tools







By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
Spinner
New to Cookstr? Click here to Sign Up
close


Forgot your password? Click here
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?