Now here’s an addictive food from England, Fish and Chips, the world’s 21st most delicious food.
On a quick glance, what you’ll notice about this food is its similarity to simple yet tasty dishes in fish fillets and French fries..
Then again, there’s more than meets the eye. Let’s see the ingredients..
4 cod fish fillets. 6 oz plain flour. 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda. 1 bottle of British beer (8 oz). 1/2 lemon juice. Salt. Pepper. 3 lbs peeled and chipped potatoes. Cooking fat or oil. Extra flour.
In a deep fryer or pan, heat up the fat. After rinsing and drying your potatoes, fry it for about 3 minutes until soft but not colored. Drain and set aside.
Put some flour on a plate and dredge the fish fillets thoroughly. Leave the fish fillets on the flour while making the batter – better yet, make the batter at least an hour ahead.
In a large bowl, put the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and pepper. Mix. Then gradually add beer until you have a thick coating of batter. Whisk until smooth and no lumps. Add lemon juice or some malt vinegar, and mix thoroughly.
Then one at a time, swirl your fish fillet around the batter until well-coated; afterwards, immediately put it in your fryer. Do the same with your other fillets. Cook about 6-10 minutes, depending on the thickness.
When it has crisped, place it on a tray and keep warm in the oven. Now, turn up the heat setting to 190°C and cook your chips until golden and crisp.
Serve with salt and vinegar.. Enjoy!
Tips: The procedure is really quite simple, so you just have to make sure your potatoes are really dry and your pan real hot.
Other than that, the obviously lies in the batter. And of course that dash of salt and vinegar.