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How to prepare great homemade fish and chips

One of my favorite fish dishes is plain old English style fish and chips in beer batter - sometimes with some fancy spices added. In this article I'll show you how easily you can make great tasting homemade fish and chips from your catch. Invite over some friends - I'm sure they'll love it.

As always, it all begins with checking fishingreminder for best times to go fishing.
Then you'll just need to go out to your favorite spot an catch a couple of beauties. As you can see in the picture, I got myself a couple of nice snapper for my fish and chips.
Once you got them filleted you need to prepare a beer batter.
Ingredients for the batter:

  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1.5 cup beer
Mix flour, salt and olive oil in a bowl. Make a well in the centre and gradually add the beer and cold water, whisking to form a smooth batter. Season with pepper, dried herbs and other spices that you might like. Cover and leave to stand for 20 minutes. Now you are all set and ready to deep fry.

If you have a deep fryer fill it up with canola oil and heat it up to 180 Degrees. Otherwise just use a deep pot on a stove top to heat the oil.
I would suggest to fry some potato chips first. Either you get a frozen pack or preferably you cut some potatoes yourself. My favorite are actually sweet potato chips. Fry them until they are golden brown. Once you got your chips, evenly cover one fillet at a time with batter and fry.

Make sure you move it a bit after you dropped it in the hot oil to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
Leave it in the fryer for 5-7 minutes or until the batter is golden brown.
Take it out and place it on some kitchen paper to dry off excess fat. Then serve with chips, tomato ketchup and
tatare sauce.



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