Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
My family loves fish & chips from the 'chippie'.....but recently it has become far too expensive & we have been dissapointed a few times by the quality of the food. So, here we have the recipe I came up with to satisfy the family when they fancy fish 'n' chips. You can use any white fish fillet you prefer. I like to cut mine into 5" strips so they cook quicker & fit a bit better in my small fryer! If you have any batter left over, it makes great onion rings too......
- 3 medium fish fillets
- 4 1⁄2 ounces self raising flour
- 6 fluid ounces skim milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cajun seasoning
- oil (for frying, I like sunflower oil for this)
- plain flour, for dusting
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- In a 10" x 3" plastic tub, place the flour, egg, salt, seasoning, milk & melted butter. Blend really well using an immersion blender - or liquidize & pour into the tub. (The tub just makes it easier to apply the batter to the fish.).
- Rinse your fillets & cut into 5" pieces. Dust each piece with a little flour.
- Heat your fryer to approximately 180 - 190°C.
- Dip the fillerts one by one in the batter & coat both sides evenly.
- When the oil has reached the correct temp, gently lay one fillet at a time onto the top of the oil.
- Cook until golden brown on both sides - takes me about 4-5 mins, then remove & place on a tray with a wire rack (I use the grill pan) in the oven to stay crisp & hot.
- Repeat with the remaining fish.
- Serve with chunky chips, peas (mushy is best!) & lots of salt & vinegar -- .
Great recipe--crunchy, coating sticks well, flavorful. What more could you want in a battered fish?
This is a very good recipe for deep fried fish. The texture of the coating reminded me of Captain D's fish. We loved it and will be making it a lot. Thanks for posting this wonderful recipe.
This is a great recipe for fried fish and one I will use often! I loved the addition of Tony Chachere's cajun seasoning. Spiced it up, but not too much! The coating clung to the fish and was crunchy and deliciously flavored! The picture had me sold on this one and it tasted just as good as it looks!