There’s a lot going on in my life at the moment, I’m gonna be a Dad, working a new job cooking and trying to get situated finically. So now I’m doing this for my little kid. He’s not even out this world yet and I already want to fight for him haha. I will push through and people will start subscribing to my cooking channel. Oh and watch my videos like the one I’m here to talk about today. Homemade Fish & Chips, the more people that watch the better a shot I will have at this changing my life.
Fish & Chips is a staple in Newfoundland and everyone makes it there own way. My recipe is easy and tastes awesome but if you don’t believe me try it for yourself. Then of course you have to like it and share it because that’s the only way that Fish & Chips will change my life. The thing about this recipe is that I have tweaked it so it stays crispy for a long time because typically on a boat it’s buffet style and no-one wants to come in for food and eat a soggy piece of fried fish. Here goes everything.
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup baking powder
4-6 fish fillets
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground pepper
2 tsp salt
1 cup water
1 cup milk
4-5 large potatoes (russets)
and flour for dredging
Step 1: Wash & Cut Potatoes
Wash potatoes thoroughly and cut fries on a cutting board or if you’re fortunate enough use a fry cutter and soak them in a big bowl of water so the don’t turn on you. Heat a deep fryer to 180 degrees (350), once heated strain the fries in a colander and pat dry with some paper towel. Don’t put wet fries in deep fryer cause that equals danger.
Step 2: Blanch Fries
Cook the fries for about 7 minutes. You can test them to see if they’re done by pinching, if they pinch rather easy you are good to go. Lay them in a bowl lined with paper towel and set aside. This Process is called blanching, you finish cooking them once the fish is done.
Step 3: Whisk Dry Ingredients
In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, garlic and pepper.
Step 4: Pour in Liquids
Pour the water and milk into the bowl then whisk until a thin batter is formed. You can test this by dipping your finger in, if it sticks as a thin layer you’re good.
Step 5: Fry the Fish
Take out the basket of the deep fryer and lay it in a pan along side. Dip the fish fillets in the flour then in the batter and let the excess batter drain off. Lay it gently in the deep fryer that is already heated to 180 degrees.
Step 7: Cook on Both Sides
Let the fish brown on one side. Takes about 3-4 minutes, then flip to over and brown on the other side for the same amount of time. repeat the process with one piece at a time. lay the cooked fish on its end in the basket you took out so any access grease can come out.
Step 7: Finish the Fries and Enjoy
Now finish off the fries by cooking them for another 5 minutes or until crispy and golden. We serve it up with some dressing and gravy here which I will show you how to make in the near future so please subscribe so you don’t miss out.
So will this recipe change my life? Maybe but if I never made it I would never have known. I have had quite a few failures and that’s ok you just have to keep trying especially if you are passionate about it. Don’t get me wrong, I get bummed when there’s a video I’m excited to post only to see that no-one is interested but I will get over it and move on while still promoting the videos with lesser views. I just love everything about doing this. I love seeing people enjoying my recipes, the shooting of the videos and the editing as well. You gotta find your happy place and focus hard on it and one day who knows maybe one of these recipes will change my life.
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