Introduction: Homemade Fish & Chips
This is my Homemade Fish & Chips Recipe in true Newfoundland fashion. I'll take you through all the steps to making fresh deep fried cod and home made french fries. People often tell me it is better than take out but you'll have to see for yourself. Please subscribe to my channel for lots of great recipes posted every Thursday & Sunday. Also give it a thumbs up and share it.
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Step 1: Ingredients
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1/4 cup baking powder
- 4-6 fish fillets
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp ground pepper
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup milk
- 4-5 large potatoes (russets)
- and flour for dredging
Step 2: Wash & Cut Potatoes
Wash potatoes thoroughly and cut fries on a cutting board or if you're fortunate enough use a fry cutter and soak them in a big bowl of water so the don't turn on you. Heat a deep fryer to 180 degrees (350), once heated strain the fries in a colander and pat dry with some paper towel. Don't put wet fries in deep fryer cause that equals danger.
Step 3: Blanch Fries
Cook the fries for about 7 minutes. You can test them to see if they're done by pinching, if they pinch rather easy you are good to go. Lay them in a bowl lined with paper towel and set aside. This Process is called blanching, you finish cooking them once the fish is done.
Step 4: Whisk Dry Ingredients
In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, garlic and pepper.
Step 5: Pour in Liquids
Pour the water and milk into the bowl then whisk until a thin batter is formed. You can test this by dipping your finger in, if it sticks as a thin layer you're good.
Step 6: Fry the Fish
Take out the basket of the deep fryer and lay it in a pan along side. Dip the fish fillets in the flour then in the batter and let the excess batter drain off. Lay it gently in the deep fryer that is already heated to 180 degrees.
Step 7: Cook on Both Sides
Let the fish brown on one side. Takes about 3-4 minutes, then flip to over and brown on the other side for the same amount of time. repeat the process with one piece at a time. lay the cooked fish on its end in the basket you took out so any access grease can come out.
Step 8: Finish the Fries and Enjoy
Now finish off the fries by cooking them for another 5 minutes or until crispy and golden. We serve it up with some dressing and gravy here which I will show you how to make in the near future so please subscribe so you don't miss out.