Fish and Chips

Fish and Chips

Fish and chips is a traditional English dish.
I used dark beer to make the batter.
It goes great will beer, but watch out, since you might end up drinking up all of it.

Ingredients: 2-3 servings

White fish (I used swordfish this time)
2 big pieces
☆Salt and pepper
as needed
☆Thyme (dried)
as needed
2 to 3
80 g
◎Dark beer
60 ml
1/2-1 teaspoon
★Plain flour
about 4 tablespoons
★Baking powder
1/2 teaspoon (optional)
as desired
Malt vinegar
(optional) as desired


1. Make the batter first. Combine the ◎ ingredients and mix with a whisk until creamy. Let the batter rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Keep having a sip of leftover beer while cooking.
2. Meanwhile, prepare the other ingredients. Cut each piece of fish in half and rub in the ☆ salt, pepper and thyme over the surface.
3. Wash the potatoes with the skin on really well, and cut into wedges. Soak in water to remove the harshness. Cut the onion into rounds, and secure with toothpicks from the outside towards the centre so that they won't break apart.
4. Leave everything to sit for a while. Pat dry the potatoes, and start heating up frying oil (not listed).
5. First, deep-fry the potatoes over low heat (around 160℃). Once they have cooked through, turn the heat up to 180℃ to make them crispy. Sprinkle them with salt while they are still hot.
6. Coat the fish in the combined ★ ingredients. Shake off any excess flour, dip the fish in the batter from Step 1, and deep-fry them for about 6 minutes in 170℃ oil. Batter the onion in the same way, and deep-fry. Turn up the heat at the end to make them crispy.
7. Serve on a plate, garnish with a wedge of lemon, and they're done. Enjoy while they're hot!! Sprinkle with malt vinegar to taste.

Story Behind this Recipe

My husband and I love fish and chips, so we've been looking through various recipes. We couldn't get ahold of cod this time, so we used swordfish instead. You can use flounder, halibut, or other white fish. Remove the skin and bones!