I have never tried to batter and fry fish at home so I thought this would be a great time to experiment. Now I know this kinda defeats the whole purpose of having fish once a week, since we do so because it is so health for us, but you have to let things slide every now and then.
I found this really simple batter recipe online. In-fact I thought it was too simple to be any good, but boy was I wrong. These were the best fish and chips I have ever had!
We used swai fish fillets and they were just melt in your mouth. The fries were freshly cut potatoes that we laid out onto a sprayed cookie sheet and baked in the oven for 30 minutes or so. Then we sprinkled a little salt on them.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup milk
1 quart vegetable oil for frying
1 1/2 pounds cod fillets or favorite white fish
In a medium size mixing bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper. Stir in the milk and egg; stir until the mixture is smooth. Let stand for 20 minutes.
Preheat the oil in a large pot or skillet to 350 degrees.
Dredge the fish in the batter, one piece at a time, and place them in the hot oil. Fry until fish is golden brown. Drain well on paper towel.
Hint: we cut our fillets into fourths and they fried a lot better than a whole fillet would
This was such a fun and different dinner. I will for-sure make this during the summer for family and friends.