For best fish and chips, choose the fresh fish ,frozen is also fine but make sure it is thoroughly defrosted and dried with kitchen towel first.
Preparation Time-15 Minutes
Inactive Time-45 Minutes
Cooking Time-20 Minutes
Sunflower oil-2 cups for deep frying
4 medium sized white fish fillets(skin off)
Plain flour-1 cup + 4 tablespoons for dusting
1/2 cup chilled beer
1/2 cup chilled soda water
2 teaspoons baking powder
Salt to taste
How to make chips
Cut the potatoes into 1/2 inch strips,boiled the potatoes in a big pan of salted water for 4 to 5 minutes,then drain through a strainer,let them be dry.We will fry chips before serving.
Mix 1 cup flour,chilled beer, soda water,baking powder and salt in a bowl,whisk it very well with hand whisker or fork unyil well combined, cover the bowl with cling film or airtight lid and keep this batter in the fridge for 2 hours.
wrap fish fillets with kitchen towels for 30 minutes.
Sprinkle little salt and black pepper on fish pieces and rub each side of fish fillets very well.
Take out the batter from fridge.
Take 4 tablespoons flour in a wide plate,coat each fillet in a little of the flour,then dip into the batter and allow any excess of drip off.
Heat oil in a frying pan,add fish pieces holding one side into the pan and fry on medium flame until golden brown,when one side is browned, flip the fish fry the other side until golden brown. Remove the fish pieces from heat and keep them on absorbent paper.
Now fry the chips in the oil that the fish fillets were cooked until golden colour.
When the chips are cooked ,drain them on kitchen paper,season with salt.
Serve the batter fried fish fillets with the chips , tartar sauce and lemon wedges.
If you do not have tartar sauce then you can use mayonnaise also.
Note- you can use 1 cup chilled soda or ice water instead of 1/2 cup chilled beer and 1/2 cup chilled soda water.
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