Wednesday, 21 September 2016

tB Cooks: Homemade Fish and Chips

Wonky but wonderful!
Any person in the UK will tell you how amazing fish n chips is, especially the closer you are to the sea as the fish is so fresh and the chips so fluffy. 

But why can we not enjoy this at home? Let me show you how I like to make my own homemade fish n chips.

What you will need: recipe makes two portions

  • fish (of your choice - here I have used plaice) 
  • 1-2 pieces of frozen bread (putting it in the freezer the morning you are set to cook this is fine)
  • Potatoes - King Edward or sweet potatoes are the best - here I use sweet potatoes
  • Any other veg of choice - for me, I love brocoli
  • Salt, pepper, olive oil and paprika
  • 1 egg
  • plain flower (about half a cup)
  • 1 lemon
  • sauces to serve
Equpment needed:
  • Baking tray
  • 3 bowls (for flower, egg and bread crumbs)
  • fork (to whisk the egg)
  • A blender (to make your breadcrumbs)
  • plates and cutlery to serve
  • sauce pots (if you have them, or give it a healthy dollop on the plate.)
Step one
Preheat oven to around 180 degrees. chop sweet potatoes into chip like shapes. (This does not need to be neat, the more rough they look the more rustic I say!) Then you have a choice... either pre-cook the potatoes in boiling water and then drain before fluffing them up in the colinder, or be lazy and stick them straight in to the oven once coated with seasoning. Your choice. Both work well, but the uncooked chips may take longer to cook. Anyway, once you have made your choice, coat the potatoes in oil and season well with salt, pepper and a healthy load of paprika. Put in to the oven for around 30-40 mins. Cheeking checking on them and turning whilst cooking. 

Step Two
Blend the frozen bread to create bread crumbs and set aside in a bowl. Meanwhile beat the egg and put in a separate bowl, then you are ready to coat the fish. Take your fish and dust with flower, dunk it into the egg and then cost it in your bowl of breadcrumbs. Repeat with second fish fillet and put on to a lined baking tray. Put in to the oven after the chips have been on 15-20 minutes, and leave it all in for 20-25 minutes. 

Step Three
If you are like me and love a bit of green with my food. wash and chop your greens and put in to boiling water on the hobb for around 8-12 minutes depnding on whether you like them a little crunchy or super soft. Meanwhile, cut your lemon into wedges and place on to the plate and prepare your little sauce pots. I like to fill mine with ketchup, mayo and bbq. 

Step four
Remove the chips and fish from the oven when they are golden brown. Arrange on the plates with the broccoli, lemon wedge and your favourite sauces. 

et voila! Tasty and comforting on a chilly autumnal evening. 

Hope you enjoyed this - let me know if you gave it a go!

Much Love,
Alissa Marie


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