By Jessica K on May 20, 2005
Photo by LifeIsGood
Photo by LifeIsGood
"I got this off the food network site. I haven't tried these but my hubby loves fish and chips. He grew up overseas and used to be able to get them regularly. I showed him several recipes, including zaar ones, and this was the one he said to make!"
Serving Size: 1 (741 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 3
"This is REALLY late since I made these with my boyfriend over a year ago- but the recipe is great! We absolutely loved the breading-- rice flour soda water comes out extra crispy, far better than the flour batters I'm more used to seeing. We didn't have a deep fryer, so just cooked the fish/chips in a pan filled with 1-2" of oil, and it still came out perfect after we got the temperature right. Besides that, the only changes we made were to add a bit more seasonings to the batter (cayenne pepper, dried parsley, lemon pepper?).
And an FYI for anyone else considering this recipe-- the batter is PERFECT for onion rings! We made a whole batch of them along after the fish was done."
"This recipe calls for 2 cups of flour and 1/2 cup of rice flour for dredging. Tyler Florence's recipe calls for 2 cups of RICE flour and 1/2 cup of rice flour for dredging. Don't use regular flour. It's too heavy. The rice flour gives it a light, airy taste and texture and is absolutely delicious. We've made this several times (with rice flour throughout) and it's been a hit every time. Almost as good as The Laughing Halibut in London!"
"I made this last night....so good! My husband is from England and said this recipe tasted authentic. Make sure to sweep the fish back and forth once (so it starts to cook the batter) before completely dropping it into the oil or it will sink to the bottom and stick to the basket"
"My guys gobbled this up. I made this for my family and the boys couldn't get enough. We really liked the batter on the fish. I served with some coleslaw and hushpuppies. Thank you for sharing."
"How can you lose making a Tyler Florence recipe? The batter came out crunchy, and stuck to the fish well. I shook the malt vinegar over the fries too and oh what a meal!"
"Fantastic! Someone gave us a bunch of tilapia, so i used that instead of cod, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. The kiddos aren't sure they like fish, but they loved this recipe! My son declared the chips the best he'd ever had. : ) It was simple to put together & delicious! Thanks!"
"Awesome 1st time results! I combined this recipe with recipe #183399, using baking soda and beer instead of soda water. i also cheated with frozen (thawed & dried) fries. The fam was impressed and so was I. Can't wait to do it again!"
"Originally rated on 9/14/09 - This recipe made it into my book#266453. Excellent and easy fish and chips recipe. The batter is nice and light. Absolutely delicious. If you're going to attempt authentic fish and chips, this is the recipe to try! Thank you. :)"
"Great recipe! We tweaked it a little to our needs, (substituted GF flour for the batter), but we were really impressed. I made the tartar sauce, which was very good, but we didn't end up using it, as the fish was so good on its own."
"Best Fish and Chips recipe I have ever tried. The batter is so light and really lets the flavor of the fish come out. Also really liked the tartar sauce recipe, very fresh tasting."
"The Tartar Sauce recipe here is by far the best we have ever tried. Why buy jarred when you can make it fresh and it will take the Fish to a whole new level that store bought cannot ?! You can also use bread and butter chips since Cornichon's can be a little pricy."
"I love this breading on the fish, it is very tasty."
"I'm willing to admit that I might have done something wrong, because my batter was crap. After frying, it was light and fluffly like a pancake, not like and crunchy like I expected. Any ideas? Thanks"
"This is an outstanding fish/chips/sauce recipe. We used frozen fries and flounder fillets; but, kept true to the recipe otherwise. The batter was light and airy on the inside with a superb crunch on the outside. The sauce was astounding and went perfectly with the fish. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe."
"(My second time making this; I seasoned the fish this time before dredging it in rice flour. I highly recommend doing so since the only part it indicates more seasoning was in the ingredients not in the steps) I didn't have soda water or club soda but I had light colored ale, so I used that without problems (There are beer batter recipes that are similar anyway). And my kids really like fish sticks so I made smaller pieces for them, just less cooking time. The other change I made was for the Tartar sauce, I used 1/2 regular mayo and 1/2 plain yogurt (can't tell the difference!!!) make sure you use cornichons because it makes the tartar sauce."
"Wow!! Thank you Jeesica K! We have spent a lot of time trying to find recipes that are similiar to those that you find in the suburbs of London and this is great! We did add a tad bit more salt and garlic powder to this recipe but otherwise was perfect!!"
"This was a great fish and chips recipe. The entire family LOVED it. I am not really a fish person and I thought it was wonderful!! Great recipe Jessica K!!"
"OOHHH this is really yummy. i prepared this dish for my parents the other day and they loved it! the batter was perfect and wasnt oily at all. served it with lots of salad and chips. didnt manage to make the tartar sauce but it tasted equally yummy with mayo. i recommend not to go to any restaurant to have your fish & chips as you can whip up one which is much tastier yourself with this recipe!"
"Yummy, my husband loved it and he's a really tough critic."
"This recipe is just as good as any resturant. My DH is a tough critic and said that this was as good as Bennigan's. After cooking a test piece I realized the batter was a little too thick for us. I did add more club soda, about 3/4 cup to thin the batter. It then was right for us. The tartar sauce was awesome! Again, DH said that is wasn't going to be as good as the stuff in a jar but then realized that it was very tasty. I was amazed that he had nothing bad to say about this. I didn't make the chips part of this cause I like my steak fries with this."