Sometimes you just feel like something super tasty. And there was a delivery of local fish in the butchers this morning. This got me thinking… Cod. Cod would be lovely. So I picked out a few choice pieces and off home I went.Well it was only fabulous. So here is the recipe I used!
- 3 tbsp cornflour
- About 170g flour (or enough to bring the flour up to 200g)
- Almost a full bottle of beer. About 300mls
- Salt and Pepper
- For the fish before batter
- Eh. The fish. 4 thick and chunky cod fillets, try and get good local ones!
- 4 tbsp flour
- 1tbsp paprika
- Sea salt and a pinch of pepper
- For the chips
- 2 large potatoes, cut into large chunky pieces
- Salt and lots of it
- Vinegar if you want the proper fish n chips experience
- Chips: Put your cut potatoes into a bog bowl of sea salty water. Leave for at least 1/2 an hour
- Drain them and dry them well with kitchen paper.
- 2 step cooking process.
- Heat your oil to about 150 degrees. Fry the potatoes for about 8-10 mins until there’s a bit of a skin formed but they’re not brown. Take them out, leave them in a bowl and set aside until ready to serve your fish.
- When ready to serve fish, Heat oil right up to 190, 200 degrees and fry them for about 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper, sprinkle sea salt, paprika, and vinegar (if you choose) on them.
- The Fish: Make sure all bones are out of your cod fillets.
- Put your flour, paprika, salt and pepper on a plate. Dust your fillets with the mix and shake off any excess. Set aside.
- Mix batter- add the beer to the dry ingredients and give it a mix. It can be a little lumpy.
- Heat oil to about 180degrees
- Take each piece of fish (I do two at a time), dip one at a time into the batter and put directly into the hot oil immediately (careful of splashes)
- Fry for about 6-10 mins depending on thickness of fillet. The batter should be golden brown and the fish crispy and yum. Repeat with all fillets, keeping the others warm in a warming oven (but not for too long or they’ll get soggy)
- Look at those bubbles in the batter. Lovely stuff!
- Serve with your freshly cooked chips, some mushy peas and a big wedge of lemon and enjoy!
Use any remaining batter to make awesome onion rings! Dip in em flour mix, batter, and fry! Yum 🙂