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Fish and Chips

Fish and chips is a British staple and their original “fast food.”
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Comfort Foods, Everyday Meals, Seafood
Cuisine: British
Keyword: fish and chips
Servings: 4
Calories: 289kcal


  • 1 lb cod fillet cut into 4 serving-sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • oil for frying--NOT OLIVE OIL


  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 8 oz beer see NOTES
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Whisk together all batter ingredients in a medium bowl; let the batter sit for 15-30 minutes.
  • If using a dutch oven to deep fry, you need about 2-inches of oil in the pan.
  • Heat oil to 375 degrees F
  • Dust the fish portions with the 1/4 cup flour.
  • Dip each fish portion in the batter, letting excess run off.
  • Place fish in hot oil. Fry for 8 minutes, turning fish over half way through the frying time.
  • Remove with slotted spoon and place on a cooling rack set in a large baking sheet, then place in a 200 degree F oven to keep warm while either frying another batch of fish or the french fries.
  • For french fries--heat oil to 375 degrees F. Place potatoes in hot oil and fry for 3-4 minutes.
  • Serve with tartar sauce (recipe in NOTES)


You may need more beer. The batter should be the consistency of a thicker pancake batter.
DO NOT USE OLIVE OIL FOR DEEP FRYING. THE SMOKE POINT IS TOO LOW. Canola, Peanut or vegetable oil is best.
Tartar Sauce
Mix together:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 tbs sweet relish
1 tbs instant onion -OR- 2 tbs finely chopped fresh onion.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 646mg | Potassium: 525mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 3mg