Fish & Chips Recipe

Ingredients

For the Fish:

  • 7 tablespoons (55 grams) all-purpose flour, divided
  • 7 tablespoons (55 grams) cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup dark beer, cold
  • 1/3 cup sparkling water, cold
  • 4 (7-ounce) fish fillets (thick, white fish)

For the Chips:

  • 2 pounds potatoes, peeled
  • 1 quart (1 liter) vegetable oil , or lard, for frying

Directions

  1. Set aside 2 tablespoons of flour. In a large, roomy bowl, mix the remaining flour with the cornstarch and baking powder. Season lightly with a tiny pinch of salt and pepper
  2. Using a fork to whisk continuously, add the beer and the sparkling water to the flour mixture and continue mixing until you have a thick, smooth batter. Place the batter in the fridge to rest for between 30 minutes and 1 hour.
  3. Meanwhile, cut the potatoes into a little less than 1/2-inch-thick slices, then slice these into 1/2-inch-wide chips. Place the chips into a colander and rinse under cold running water.
  4. Place the washed chips into a pan of cold water. Bring to a gentle boil and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Drain carefully through a colander, then dry with paper towels. Keep in the fridge covered with paper towels until needed.
  6. Meanwhile, lay the fish fillets on a paper towel and pat dry. Season lightly with a little sea salt.
  7. Heat the oil to 350 F in a deep-fat fryer or large, deep saucepan. Cook the chips a few handfuls at a time in the fat for about 2 minutes. Do not brown them. Once the chips are slightly cooked, remove them from the fat and drain. Keep to one side.
  8. Place the 2 tablespoons of flour reserved from the batter mix into a shallow bowl. Toss each fish fillet in the flour and shake off any excess.
  9. Dip into the batter, coating the entire fillet
  10. Check that the oil temperature is still 350 F. Carefully lower each fillet into the hot oil. Fry for approximately 8 minutes, or until the batter is crisp and golden, turning the fillets from time to time with a large slotted spoon.
  11. Once cooked, remove the fillets from the hot oil and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt. Cover with greaseproof paper (parchment paper) and keep hot.
  12. Heat the oil to 400 F, then cook the chips until golden and crisp, or about 5 minutes. Remove from the oil and drain. Season with salt.
  13. Serve immediately with the hot fish accompanied by your favorite condiment.

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Poutine Recipe – Poutine Recipe Easy – Vegetarian Poutine Recipe

Prep: 5 mins – Cook: 35 mins – Total: 40-45 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 batch homemade French Fries, or a 28 z. bag of frozen fries
  • 6 oz. cheese curds or cubed mozzarella cheese
  • 1 batch homemade brown gravy, or use a packet
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

Directions

Prepare the French Fries

  • I recommend making my homemade French fries. Otherwise frozen French fries can be baked per package instructions, or fried as follows:
  • Heat oil to 300 degrees in a deep fryer or dutch ovenTIP: Using a candy/deep frying thermometer makes it easy to tell when the oil is ready.
  • Add the fries to the oil in batches, don’t overcrowd them. Fry for about 5 minutes, then place them on a paper towel lined plate. This is enough to cook them through without browning the outside yet and is the best method for extra crispy fries.
  • Increase heat to 400 degrees and fry in batches a second time, until they are crispy and golden brown on the outside. Place on paper towels.

Add the Cheese and Bake

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line the fries on a baking sheet and sprinkle the cheese on top.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the cheese is just melted.

Prepare the Gravy

  • This recipe for homemade beef gravy is perfect for Poutine and takes just 10 minutes. Otherwise, prepare a packet according to package instructions. You can also make my easy Chicken Gravy recipe.
  • Drizzle the gravy over the fries and serve immediately!

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