Neely's Fish and Chips
The fish was great, and the sauce was even better.
- Ready In:
- 3 cups peanut oil, for frying (or whatever fryer calls for)
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3 large russet potatoes, unpeeled and scrubbed, cut into 1/4-inch French fries
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- 1⁄3 cup cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1 cup beer
- 8 (4 ounce) cod fish fillets
- Tartar Sauce:.
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons hot pepper relish
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Dash hot sauce
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Combine all the ingredients in a serving bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let the flavors develop in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.
- Preheat a deep-fryer with oil to 375 degrees F.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium heat and add some salt. In small batches, add the cut potatoes and cook for 4 minutes, until they are soft. Carefully remove them from the boiling water and shock in a bowl of icy cold water. Drain and dry well with paper towels. Arrange the potatoes on a paper towel lined sheet tray and let air-dry. Repeat with each batch.
- In a large bowl, whisk together 1 cup of the flour, the cornstarch, garlic powder, cayenne, smoked paprika, baking powder, and salt and pepper, to taste. Add the beer and whisk until incorporated. The batter will be slightly lumpy.
- Add the remaining 1 cup of flour to a pie plate. In batches, dredge the fish fillets in the flour, then the beer batter. Let the excess batter drip off and gently lower into the fryer. Fry until golden brown and flip, roughly 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the oil and arrange on a serving platter.
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