August 26, 2021

Qmee Recipes – Fish & Chips

Fish and Chips is a classic dish in the UK and Australia. But regardless of where you are in the world, this fish and chip recipe is a must-try especially if you’re looking for a delicious meal to replace your usual Friday night take out.

After a long week, why not reward yourself with some deliciously crispy golden brown fish paired with chips and a simple tartare sauce. It’s so good you’ll definitely want more…

Take a look at the ingredients and method below.

Here’s what you’ll need…

4 cups sunflower oil, for frying
2 thick skinless fillets of whiting, ling, pollock, haddock or cod

For the chips…

2 large Maris Piper potatoes
1 tsp malt vinegar, plus extra to serve
For the batter
¼ cup self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
3 tbsp cornflour
small pinch of ground turmeric
½ cup cold lager or fizzy water

For the tartare sauce…

4 cornichons
1 tsp capers
1 shallot
A handful of parsley leaves, chopped
5 tbsp mayonnaise

Here’s what you’ll need to do…

For the chips…

1.Cut the potatoes into chips and soak in cold water for 5 mins, then wash until the water runs clear.
2.Tip into a pan of cold water with a pinch of salt and 1 tsp vinegar.
3.Bring to a simmer, then turn down the heat and simmer gently for 10-12 mins until cooked through but not falling apart.
4.Drain gently, then place on a tray in a single layer and chill until needed. Can be prepared a day ahead.
5.Pour the oil into a deep, wide pan like a wok, or heat a deep-fat fryer to 180C.
6.Heat the oil until it is shimmering and carefully lower in the chips using a slotted spoon.
7.Fry for 8-10 mins, gently stirring occasionally until golden and crisp.
8.Transfer to kitchen paper to drain.

For the tartare sauce…

1.Chop the cornichons, capers and shallot (finely chop if you prefer a smooth sauce)
2.Combine with the parsley, mayo and a pinch of salt. Will keep chilled for up to 24 hours.

For the fish…

1.Tip the flours and turmeric into a bowl with a pinch of salt, pour over the beer or fizzy water
2.Mix quickly until everything just comes together to the consistency of double cream.
3.Put a little flour in a dish.
4.Then bring the oil you used to cook the chips up to 185C, if you have a thermometer, or until a drizzle of batter sizzles and crisps in less than a minute.
5.Working quickly, dust the fish in flour, then dredge through the batter.
6.Hold the fillet above the batter to let the excess drip back into the bowl, then carefully lower it into the oil.
7.Fry the fillets for a minute until the batter is just starting to set, then take a spoon and drizzle the fillets with extra batter to create an even crunchier, wispy coating.
8.Fry the fish for about 4 mins, turning once, until deep golden and crisp.
9.Lift onto some kitchen paper to drain for a minute, then serve with the chips, tartare sauce, and plenty of salt and vinegar.

(Source: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/next-level-fish-chips)

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