My kids love having food from different countries. When I first mentioned making Fish and Chips the first thing they asked me to do was to get Malt Vinegar for the chips (fries). To make this dish a bit healthier, and I mean just a little bit, I made oven fries rather than deep-frying them as the dish would be done in the United Kingdom. This still uses oil but not so much as deep-frying.
I loved that this dish was so easy to make. To cut time you can use frozen French fries but if you have the time the fresh-cut potato fries are so much better.
Delicious! What is the definition of a good recipe? That someone else can make the dish without your instructions. My partner made this meal while I was working and it was great! She is definitely not the same person she was 3 years ago who could only make hot dogs, spaghetti and pot roast in the slow cooker.
We served this dish with green beans and a green side salad, to make us feel better about serving fried fish and french fries!
- 2 lbs. of Tilapia, if frozen – thawed and dried on towels
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 12 oz. beer (I suggest using an amber or darker for a richer flavor)
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- tartar sauce and malt vinegar for serving if desired
Recipe for Oven Baked Chips (Fries) can be found here.
- Once fish is dried slice it into desired size pieces. Begin to heat oil to in large wok or saucepan to 375 degrees.
- While oil is heating mix all ingredients in a medium bowl with a whisk until smooth.
- Dip fish one piece at a time into the batter and then place GENTLY into the hot oil. Fry only one or two pieces at a time. Fry each side for 3-4 minutes until coating is golden brown and fish is cooked through.
- Remove fish to a paper towel covered paper plate to remove any excess oil. Transfer cooked fish to plate and place in oven at 200 degrees until all fish is cooked and you are ready to serve.
- Serve with tartar sauce and malt vinegar, if desired.