Fish N Chips

"This is an alteration to Alton Brown's Chips N Fish recipe. I think the addition of the whole wheat flour adds a lot of extra flavor . I know that Alton Brown insists that a cast iron dutch oven is the best way to go for deep frying. But in my opinion, get an electric deep fryer with a basket and a digital temperature control. Watch the Good Eats "Man Food" episode for tips on selecting a good deep fryer. I posted the cooking time as 1 hour, because if you are using the dutch oven set up on an electric stove top, it takes awhile to heat up that much oil and for the heat to rebound between batches. Try this with Recipe #331490"
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins




  • Cut up the potatoes into evenly size strips and keep them in water until you're ready to cook. This can be done days in advance. Cut potatoes will hold for days if they're kept in water.
  • Mix the beer batter ingredients together and let it sit in the fridge for at least 15 minutes. Can be made up to an hour ahead of time. Yes I know that 14 ounces of beer is 1 bottle plus a quarter cup, but it's needed to thin the batter out because of the whole wheat flour. Drink the rest of the bottle.
  • Heat oil to 320 degrees and cook the potatoes in small batches for 2 to 3 minutes, or until they'r are soft and floppy. Set them aside to drain and cool.
  • Once all your potatoes are par-cooked, crank the heat up to 375 degrees and cook the potatoes till they're golden and crispy. Place the cooked fries on a draining rack in the oven set to warm.
  • Set the oil temp to 350 and get ready to fry the fish.
  • Cut the fish into flat filets and dust them in the corn starch. Shake off the excess and add to the batter in small batches.
  • When fish is evenly coated in batter slowly. Use your bare hands for this, they are the best tool for the job. Trust me, you wont get burnt unless you dunk your entire hand in the oil. Submerge each piece, one at a time into the hot oil. Wait for it to start bubbling and puffing up a bit before you let go.
  • Cook the fish for about 2 minutes and then roll them over and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove the fish from the oil and place on a draining rack in the warm oven while you cook each batch of fish. Should take 4 to 6 batches, depending on how big your frying rig is.
  • Serve with malt vinegar and tartar sauce. Try putting some malt vinegar in a spray bottle so you can mist an even coat on the fish.

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<p>I used to cook professionally, but got out of the business because it is a soul crushing, low paying job. If you want to hate cooking, run a hotel kitchen. Now that I don't have to do it for a paycheck, I cook for my friends and family as much as possible. I enjoy making everything from BBQ to Bur Blanc. I love mixing chocolate with spicy ingredients. I am rather new to baking, (only a few years) but I really love it and try to bake whenever I get a chance. I work offshore in the Gulf and I always sneak down to the galley to make stuff for the guys. I'm a huge fan of Alton Brown. I think the guy is a genius. I have tried so many of his recipes, and they all rock. Since finding this website and having a public place to post my recipes for others to review, I have become more conscientious about writing my kitchen experiments down. I still have yet to get my whole wheat pizza dough to paper, but I promise, it's on it's way. My passion for cooking has increased 10 fold since I left the biz, and I plan to keep putting new recipes here and trying my hand at new stuff. <br /><img src="" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket" /></p>
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