Crispy Batter for Fish & Chips

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by hollyberry

A classic. Our whole family will eat fish this way! I like to serve it with steak-cut french fries.

Top Review by lespearson

The batter itself is a bog-standard batter, The original way us peasants in the UK have had our fish and chips for hundreds of years. Adding egg and beer and sparkling water is a jumped up 70's chef idea. This is the best way and the true way to have it. The only change I would suggest is to use ICE cold water. Add ice cubes to the water, get it real cold. Sounds crazy but hot oil and the freezing batter puffs it up even more. Also if you are doing an oriental meal and looking for a great starter. Add a teaspoon of Chinese 5 spice and try it with prawns...mmmm

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix ingredients together.
  2. Dip cod into batter.
  3. Deep fry at 425F until cooked.

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