Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Fish and chips is one of Britain's favourite and most famous take-aways, often accompanied with Chip Shop Curry Sauce. Here is a simple recipe to have that unique melt-in-your-mouth fried fish at home.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Half-fill a deep pan with melted fat or oil.
  2. Heat until a faint haze rises from it (or until a bread cube sinks to the bottom of the pan, rises to the top immediately and turns golden in 50 seconds).
  3. Sift the flour and salt into a bowl.
  4. Beat to a smooth batter with unbeaten egg, butter and milk.
  5. Coat 2 pieces of fish with batter.
  6. Lift into the pan with a fork or kitchen tongs.
  7. Fry until crisp and golden, allowing about 6-8 minutes for large pieces and 4-5 minutes for medium.
  8. Remove from the pan and drain on unprinted (white) newspaper.
  9. Garnish with lemon wedges, and serve with Fish and Chip Shop Curry Sauce (Recipezaar#17175).
Most Helpful

Yum, yum, yum. This was really a good batter! I never seem to get the batter right, but this recipe worked very well. We used catfish, which is in abundance down here. The fish was a little on the heavy side, but still quite good. Thanks for another good one!

Miss Erin C. February 07, 2002

The only one I will use now. My husband was the one who made it. There wasn't a piece of fish left at all. Delicious.

Midge Plourde January 04, 2003

I am so pleased that my 1st review is a 5 star one! I choose this recipe for my dad's Birthday dinner.He is English and he LOVED it! I would not change a thing. I highly reccomend this recipe to others and will be making it again and again.Thanks so much for sharing! A++ 8)

Ocean~Ivy June 28, 2002