Recipe by Um Safia
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
Directions See How It's Made
- 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 -- .