How to make Fish & Chips

How to make Fish & Chips

Crispy and crunchy with a soft, moist filling — this fish will have everyone asking for more. And the chips are YUM!



By Justine Kiggen (Photographs: Anel Van Der Merwe)

Published: Fri 27 Dec 2013, 1:49 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 8:33 PM

You will need:

4 x 200gm hake fillets (if you don’t get hake, try cod)

Sea salt and black pepper

FOR THE BATTER

140gm self-raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

Pinch of salt

1 cup cold soda water

Oil for deep-frying

FOR THE CHIPS

6 potatoes, peeled and sliced into chips

Oil for deep-frying

STEP 1

In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.

Place the fish on a surface, pat dry and season well. Heat the oil to 160ºC.

STEP 2

Pour the soda into a jug, make a well in the flour and slowly add soda, whisking to combine.

STEP 3

Dip the fish into the batter and place gently into the hot oil; fry until golden brown on both sides. Remove and drain on paper towel. Repeat the process with remaining fish.Set aside and keep warm.

STEP 4

In a separate pot, heat the unused oil to 180ºC, add chips and fry for 2 minutes; remove and drain on paper towel. Repeat this process twice, so that chips are fried three times. Season well.

STEP 5

Serve the battered fish with chips and lemon wedges on the side.

— (Gallo Images)


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