Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Fish N Chips

One day, while I was watching the television, I saw someone eating Fish N Chips on the show, and I started craving for them. The very moment, I asked my mom, is there any fish left in the house, she said NO. Next day, morning when she went out grocery shopping, got me some white boneless fish and luckily I had some beer in the house which came to the rescue, coz accept it, fish n chips if not made with beer batter, won't taste as delicious as they are.

Fish N Chips served with Tartar Sauce.

Ingredients - 
Refined Flour - 150 gms
Beer/Soda - 250 ml
Egg - 1
White Boneless fish - 350 gms
Salt - to taste
Pepper - to taste
Baking soda - 5 gms

For the chips -
Potato - 2 pcs

Oil - To deep fry

For the fish, I used Basa, but you can use any white fish available in the market. Infact you can try with different fishes as well for taste, texture and flavor.

Method - 


1. In a bowl, take the refined flour, black pepper powder, salt and baking soda. 


2. Break an egg in the bowl. 


3. Pour chilled beer and mix it lightly so that it all comes together and form a thick batter.
Note - Once mixed, the keep batter in the fridge to chill, or one can use a ice tub below the bowl to chill it. 


4. Dip the fish in the batter.


5. Take the batter coated fish. 


6. Put it slowly into hot oil and let it cook. 

7. Once the fish is properly cooked and golden brown, remove on a kitchen towel or a newspaper to soak the excess oil. 

8. For the chips, peel the potatoes, cut them into wedges and fry them till they are perfectly cooked, remove, sprinkle some salt and give it a toss. 
9. Serve the fish, hot crispy with the chips and tartar sauce.

Note - 
1. Beer can be avoided and drinking soda can be used instead.
2. The chips can be flavored with different salts, eg. fennel and cumin or may be paprika etc.
3. Remember, the batter should be chilled in order to get the crispy texture of the fish.  

P.S. This is the first time I have tried to show a recipe step by step, just wanted to apologise, incase I have missed some steps. Also I would love a feedback on the same. 
And my mom has been of great help to me while making this recipe, being patient and handling me.  

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