Posted at: 08/31/2012 2:54 PM | Updated at: 09/01/2012 9:23 AM
Olde English Fish & Chips
-A recipe for the traditional dish at home.
What you’ll need:
-9oz cuts of fresh Atlantic Cod
-1 bag New England Clam Fry Coating OR General Purpose Coating
-1, 4 qt container Canola Oil/Peanut Oil
-2 cups Newcastle brand Brown Ale
-2 cups heavy cream
-5-6 large eggs
-Sweet Pickle Relish
-Whole Lemons (2-3 should be fine)
-1 large bag frozen ‘steak cut’ fries.
-Salt + pepper
-In a medium Saucepan pour 2-3 inches of canola/peanut oil. Place on stove-top and bring to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
-The next step is to create two separate ‘dipping stations’. These pans should be deep so as to avoid spillage. Fill one of these with your ‘coating’
-The second pan is for your ‘pre-dip’. This is created by simply combining the measured amounts of Newcastle brand Brown Ale, heavy cream, eggs, and 1tbsp of salt. Whisk thoroughly.
-While bringing your oil to temperature mix together even proportions of mayonnaise and sweet pickle relish to make your ‘tartar sauce’; Adding salt, pepper, and lemon ‘to taste.’
-When oil is ‘to temp’ take one cut of 9oz Atlantic cod and dip in the ‘pre-dip’ pan. Two or more dips will ensure even coverage.
-Next, place cod in your ‘coating’. Rubbing the fish down with the coating will ensure a similarly even coating.
-Carefully place your battered and breaded fish into your oil.
-Both the coating and fish will cook quickly, between 4-6 minutes. You will best know your fish is done when it is floating and the breading reaches a light golden-brown color.
-Carefully remove the fish with either tongs or a wire strainer. This will keep it from breaking. Place on a folded paper towel to remove excess grease.
-Serve on top of oven-baked ‘steak cut’ fries, seasoned with salt, and with a side of your tartar sauce. Add a wedge of lemon to top the dish and you have yourself home-made ‘Olde English’ style Fish and Chips.