Easy fish and chips recipes that use cod are: "Fish 'n' chips" by The Open University, "Fish and chips recipe using Skrei, a Norwegian cod" by MsMarmiteLover and "Beer-Battered Fish and Chips" by AARP. The batter for the fish in all of them contains beer or ale, and beer can be substituted for milk in the first one.Continue Reading
Preparing fish and chips involves mixing batter, dipping the cod fillets in it, and then deep-frying the fish in peanut oil at 356 degrees Fahrenheit for 6-8 minutes. During this time the fillets will rise to the surface and will need to be turned with a perforated spoon.
Chips are traditionally sliced into long thick chunks and deep-fried until golden at 365 degrees. It is recommended to pat the cooked chips with paper towels in order to reduce the amount of fat in them.
The "Fish 'n' chips" recipe calls for 100 grams each of plain and self raising flour, half a teaspoon of salt, 280 milliliters of milk or dark beer, 15 milliliters of oil, two beaten egg whites, one egg yolk and a little sparkling water for making the batter. After everything has been mixed together except for egg whites and water, the batter needs to rest for 30 minutes. This is the time to add a splash of sparkling water, beat the egg whites and fold them in.
MsMarmiteLover offers a tip of keeping the 200 grams of plain flour in her recipe in the freezer for 15 minutes prior to cooking. She also uses one and a half teaspoons of baking powder in her batter. The "Beer-Battered Fish and Chips" recipe calls for a mix of one cup of all-purpose flour and one cup of cornstarch for making the batter.Learn more about Seafood