July 28, 2008

fish n chips

i'm writing this post courtesy of my hubby, e.
he occasionally gets into a cooking mood... most likely by watching a paula deen show then taking over my desire to copy her recipe. :)
i sit back and watch, and snap shots of the process, then dig in. most times... ok, so far, everything he's cooked has been quite delicious.

that being said, here's his recipe #1 for fish n chips, to satisfy our english/south african cravings. (he cheated by using oven-baked crinkle chips, and store-bought coleslaw) :)

beer-battered fish

6 pieces of cod
2 cups of all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp kosher salt
2 eggs
2 cups of beer
1/2 cup of oil
flour for dredging
oil for frying

add all ingredients in a bowl and mix together until it's all incorporated and looks like fluffy batter.
season cod with salt and pepper, then dredge in flour. dip each piece in batter to coat evenly.
once ready, fry the pieces on high on each side until nicely browned.
> in the meantime, if you're going the hubby route, get the chips going in the oven as directed, and start plating.

i must say, it was absolutely delicious! and made for a really good quick sandwich later on too! :)

cPe 2008