Classic Fish and Chips

  • Active Time 20m
  • Total Time 20m
  • Rating ****

4 servings


  • Vegetable oil (for deep-frying)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup beer
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds cod fillets (about 3/4 inch thick), cut crosswise into 2-inch-wide strips
  • 2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch wide strips

  • Malt vinegar or lemon wedges


Pour enough oil into deep-fryer to reach depth of 3 inches. Heat oil to 360 degrees F. Add potatoes to deep-fryer and fry until golden brown and crisp, stirring often, about 8 minutes. Using basket, lift out fries and transfer fries to paper towels. Sprinkle with salt.

Meanwhile, whisk flour, beer and salt in medium bowl until smooth batter forms. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Coat fish in batter. Add fish to deep-fryer and fry until coating is crisp and golden and fish is just opaque in center, about 5 minutes. Transfer fish to paper towels. Sprinkle with salt. Serve fish with fries and vinegar or lemon wedges.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 4170

nutrition information per serving

577 calories; 15g total fat; 73mg cholesterol; 690mg sodium; 67g carbohydrates; 5g fiber; 38g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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