Fish Fry and Chips

"This is so good you don't need to wait for friday fish fry's or lent! Originally found this recipe in one of Barefoot Contessa's cookbooks. Only one I use now!"
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  • Lay cod fillets on cutting board and cut into 3" pieces.
  • Sprinkle both sides of fish with salt and pepper.
  • In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder, cayenne pepper, lemon zest, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 3/4 teaspoons pepper.
  • Whisk in water (add more if batter seems too thick), and 2 eggs.
  • Pour 1/2" oil into a large fry pan and heat to about 360 degrees.
  • Dip each fillet into batter, dripping off extra.
  • Place into pan and do in batches to avoid overcrowding.
  • Fry about 2-3 minutes on each side-will be lightly golden brown.
  • Remove to paper towel to dry.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve hoth with"chips" (fries).
  • For chips, preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Scrub potatoes and cut them in half lenthwise.
  • Then cut each into fourths lengthwise.
  • Place potatoes on a sheet pan with the olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and rosemary.
  • Toss all to coat well and in a single layer with cut sude down bake 35-40 minutes turning after 20 minutes.
  • Bake till lightly browned, crisp outside and tender inside.
  • When preparing-do chips first.

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  1. Amy B.
    First time doing fish and chips. This was a great recipe. I halved the recipe for a pound of cod. The lemon zest was key and added a freshness to what is a heavy treat.
  2. lazyme
    We really enjoyed these. I used cod and they were simple to make and very good. Thanks for sharing. Made for Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup Tag.
  3. wicked cook 46
    I used just the fish part of this recipe. Very light batter. I found it seemed to soak up the oil quite a bit. But will use it again. I did this recipe for the Zaar iron chef challenge 2008
  4. Patti Burke
    Everyone loved this fish recipe, even the two who don't like fish. Will definitely make again. I didn't try the chips.
  5. johannagrimme
    very very good it is my fish fry Thanks


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