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English-Style Fish and Chips Recipe

Fish n chips is the most popular English fast food. Traditionally battered fried fish is served with delicious potato chips, tartar sauce, mushy peas and lemon quarter to spice up the meal.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 3
Author Bushrah | Recipestable


For Fish

  • 500 gm cod fish fillets
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1 cup chilled water
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • salt to taste
  • Oil for frying

For Potato Chips

  • 500 gm potatoes
  • 1/4 cornflour
  • salt to taste


For Fish

  • Season the fish fillets with vinegar, salt and pepper and leave it for 10 minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the rice flour, baking powder, 1/4 cups of the plain flour, and 1 teaspoon of salt. Pour in the egg, lemon juice and sparkling water, and mix just to combine everything – you do not need to over-mix. Refrigerated this batter until ready for use.
  • Place the remaining cup of flour in a wide bottomed bowl and dredge the fillets through the flour, coating them well on all sides. Then dip them into the batter, turning and swishing, to again ensure they are well coated all over.
  • Deep fry fish fillets for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown and puffed off.
  • Once all the fillets are cooked, transfer them to a paper towel-lined large platter and pat them dry with more paper towels. Sprinkle with more salt, if desired.

For Chips

  • Peel potatoes then cut into 1/4-inch thick chips.
  • Blanch the potato sticks, in batches if necessary, in the boiling water. About 2 minutes should do it.
  • Strain well and pat dry on paper towel.
  • Sprinkle cornflour over them and season with some salt.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan over medium heat. Fry potato chips for 10 minutes or until crispy ad golden. Fish n Chips are ready to serve. ENJOY!!


Serving Suggestions:
Serve Fish and Chips with lemon wedges along with tarter sauce.