Sunday, January 10, 2010

Go Fish!

fish and chips recipeAt our house we have fish about once a week. We usually put a dry rub on it and pan sear it in a little butter, but this week we ran out of our favorite rub and decided to try something different.

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!

homemade french fries
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.

Batter Recipe:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup milk
1 egg
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.

1 comment:

  1. YUM! Will you come to CO and make it for me?