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Beer-battered fish and chips recipe

By Ella Perryman

Nothing says you’re at the seaside like fresh fish and chips, whether it’s from a chippy on the beach or in a local pub. This beer-battered fish and chips recipe will bring a bit of Cornwall into your kitchen and a big smile to your face.

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of Laura Jackon – @iamlaurajackson

Method

200g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
350ml cold beer
2 pieces of fish, skin removed
Oil for frying
4 large potatoes

1. Heat the oil in a pan
2. Whisk the dry ingredients in a bowl
3. Add the beer – whisk until you make a smooth batter
4. Dip your fish in the batter and let any excess drip off.
5. Carefully add to the hot oil, frying one piece of fish at a time
6. Cook the fish for around six minutes, until golden brown and crisp
7. Remove from the pan and transfer to a plate with kitchen paper to catch any excess oil.

To make the chips, start by boiling the potatoes for around five minutes to soften up. After, cut into long, rectangular shapes reminiscent of chips. Deep fry in the leftover oil for about 8 minutes until golden. Blot with kitchen paper to remove excess oil and toss with salt.

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