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British Beer Battered Fish & Chips

British Beer Battered Fish & Chips

Where is the farthest place you have traveled? With our lives being turned upside down this last year, any plans to explore other countries and cultures have been placed on the back burner

The next best thing is watching food travel shows on YouTube and grabbing inspiration from their travels to try new dishes right in your very own kitchen. One of those dishes comes all the way from Europe. We are happy to share our twist on British Beer Battered Fish & Chips. 

British Beer Battered Fish & Chips

What is the best beer to use?

Try using a light beer that has a lot of fizzes. The fizz will help crisp the fish and retain the moisture inside for a juicy bite each time. Any type of Amber Ale is recommended highly to create a British-style Fish & Chips. The flavor profile of the Amber Ale adds a subtle richness that isn’t too overpowering. It is allowing the original flavor of the fish to shine through.

This beer has a mild sweetness that blends perfectly together with the other ingredients. Don’t use a dark beer or anything super heavy. If you do your dish will taste predominately like that beer and will cover the natural flavor of the fish. 

British Beer Battered Fish & Chips

Can you recommend something else to fry in for added flavor?

Choosing the right oil is very important when frying anything. You want to use one that has a high smoke point and won’t take away from your main dish’s flavor. Canola oil, peanut oil, sunflower oil, and safflower oil are great substitutes if you are without vegetable oil.

Although this alternative is absolutely amazing, it is best to be enjoyed in small batches. Eating an excess amount of fried foods can lead to health concerns so just be careful.

What is the best method for reheating my Fish & Chips?

We have a few great options to reheat your food but maintain the crispiness you crave from your Fish & Chips. Do not reheat in the microwave because the dish will come out soggy and mushy. The microwave draws the moisture out and ruins the fried texture you worked hard for. The two best options would be reheating in the oven or toaster oven for a quicker cook time. Preheat to 350 degrees F and heat for 5-10 minutes to flip everything over halfway through. Heating your dish in this manner will ensure the crispiness of the skin stays intact. We do not recommend frying again to reheat because it could potentially burn the skin and dry the Fish & Chips out. 

british Beer Battered Fish & Chips

British Beer Battered Fish & Chips is a wonderful dish to enjoy at any time you are craving seafood. A light and fresh taste that will have you on the move after you eat instead of feeling tired and bloated. What are you serving with your Fish & Chips? We would love to hear what you thought of our recipe in the comment section below!

Grocery List:

4 large pieces of cod, catfish, or any firm white fish works

Go for a thicker fish that will hold up to frying

2 cups all-purpose flour

Salt and pepper to taste

Vegetable oil for frying

Make sure to purchase a large container because you need enough to submerge the fish thoroughly.

1 pound of Russett Potatoes, peeled

Use a hearty potato that will hold up to the heat of cooking.

Batter:

1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

A quarter cup of milk

½ tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon ice-cold water

1 pinch of salt

¼ cup beer

Use light and fizzy beer

How to make this British Beer Battered Fish & Chips:

Step 1: In a deep dutch oven or frying pot, add your oil and heat to 350 degrees F

Step 2: Now turn your oven to 300 degrees F

Step 3: Pat down your fish to remove excess moisture

Step 4: In a large shallow dish, add in your flour, salt, and pepper

Step 5: Whisk together until combined

Step 6: Add in your fish and toss until each piece is fully coated

Do this in batches to ensure fish is properly seasoned

Step 7: Use another medium-sized mixing bowl, add all the ingredients for the batter aside from the beer. Mix everything 

Step 8: Slice your peeled potatoes into thin cuts

Step 9: Rinse the sliced potatoes with water, then use paper towels to pat them dry

Step 10: Add your chips into the hot oil and cook for about 8 minutes

Make sure to flip them and remove them once outside is crispy golden brown

Step 11: Carefully remove chips from oil and arrange them onto a baking tray in an even layer

Spray with non-stick spray or use parchment paper, do not overcrowd your baking tray

Step 12: Next, in the mixing bowl with the batter mixture, add in the beer and stir until well blended

It will become slightly frothy

Step 13: Turn the heat back up on the fryer to 350 degrees F

Step 14: Add the fish in batter and fully coat prior to frying.

 Allow fish to sit in the batter for a few minutes to ensure you get crispy skin.

Step 14: Cook the fish in batches until golden brown

Step 15: Remove from the oil and place onto a paper towel to soak up the excess grease

Step 16: Put the chips back into the fryer for another 3 minutes or until crispy 

Step 17: Place on a paper towel to drain remaining oil

Step 18: Season the fish & chips with salt and a drizzle of apple cider vinegar

Serve hot,

ENJOY!

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British Beer Battered Fish & Chips

British Beer Battered Fish & Chips

British Beer Battered Fish & Chips

Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 large pieces of cod, catfish, or any firm white fish works
  • Go for a thicker fish that will hold up to frying
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Make sure to purchase a large container because you need enough to submerge the fish thoroughly.
  • 1 pound of Russett Potatoes, peeled
  • Use a hearty potato that will hold up to the heat of cooking.

Batter:

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • A quarter cup of milk
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon ice-cold water
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup beer
  • Use light and fizzy beer

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Instructions

  1. In a deep dutch oven or frying pot, add your oil and heat to 350 degrees F
  2. Now turn your oven to 300 degrees F
  3. Pat down your fish to remove excess moisture
  4. In a large shallow dish, add in your flour, salt, and pepper
  5. Whisk together until combined
  6. Add in your fish and toss until each piece is fully coated. Do this in batches to ensure fish is properly seasoned
  7. Use another medium-sized mixing bowl, add all the ingredients for the batter
    aside from the beer. Mix everything 
  8. Slice your peeled potatoes into thin cuts
  9. Rinse the sliced potatoes with water, then use paper towels to pat them dry
  10. Add your chips into the hot oil and cook for about 8 minutes. Make sure to flip them and remove them once outside is crispy golden brown.
  11. Carefully remove chips from oil and arrange them onto a baking tray in an even layer.
  12. Spray with non-stick spray or use parchment paper, do not overcrowd your baking tray
  13. Next, in the mixing bowl with the batter mixture, add in the beer and stir
    until well blended
  14. It will become slightly frothy
  15. Turn the heat back up on the fryer to 350 degrees F
  16. Add the fish in batter and fully coat prior to frying.
  17. Allow fish to sit in the batter for a few minutes to ensure you get crispy skin.
  18. Cook the fish in batches until golden brown
  19. Remove from the oil and place onto a paper towel to soak up the excess grease
  20. Put the chips back into the fryer for another 3 minutes or until crispy 
  21. Place on a paper towel to drain remaining oil
  22. Season the fish & chips with salt and a drizzle of apple cider vinegar
  23. Serve hot, and ENJOY!

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