There is no need to always go to a restaurant when you need the best fish and chips. With a special recipe, you can produce the fish and chips for date nights that have got the perfectly crisp and flavorful taste that you have always been craving for.

Ingredients (Enough to serve 4 people)

  • 3 russet potatoes that have been cut into fried
  • Canola oil that you will use for deep frying
  • A teaspoonful of kosher salt, with some little more to taste
  • 910 grams of cod filets
  • Black pepper to help with taste
  • 2.5 cups of all purpose flour
  • A tea spoonful of baking powder
  • One bottle of beer
  • Fresh parsley that has been chopped for garnish
  • A lemon that has been cut into wedges
  • Ketchup for serving
  • Malt vinegar that is also for serving

How to prepare your fish and chips

  • Put the potatoes in a bowl filled with water to help remove discoloration and excessive starch.
  • Pour oil into a pot and heat until it reaches a temperature of 160˚C.
  • Drain the potatoes and blot dry using paper towels.
  • Dip the potatoes inside the oil and fry them until it’s golden.
  • Raise the heat to high and fry until the potatoes are golden brown.
  • Add some salt to taste.
  • Reduce the intensity of the heat to about 180 degrees centigrade.
  • Dry the cod filets using paper towel and season with pepper and salt.
  • Add a cup of flour to a plate and dredge the cod inside the flour, and if there is excess, shake it off.
  • Using a large bowl, start to whisk the remaining flour, some salt and baking powder. Add the beer gradually and whisk until it’s completely smooth.
  • Dip the dredged cod inside the batter and make sure it turns to coat completely.
  • Start frying the cod inside the hot oil until it turns brownish on all the sides. This takes 3-5 minutes on average. Transfer to a wire rack and ensure that it drains for about three minutes. Apply some salt.
  • Garnish the chips and the fish with parsley and serve with tartar sauce, lemon wedges, malt vinegar and ketchup.
  • Enjoy your fish and chips!

The must-have ingredients for better best results

There are two key ingredients that you should have for the best results. Baking powder and fizzy beer are a must have. This helps to ensure that the batter is airy and also gives the fish a distinctive flavor.

Important tip

The temperature of the oil should be regulated, and the amount of oil inside the pot should also be sufficient at all times. If the oil is not enough, it will be impossible to achieve a dry crisp coating that has a moist and tender interior. And that is what is termed as the fried-fish perfection.


Special made fish and chips are delicious, and especially when you are going out on a special date night, there is nothing that beats it. The above recipe is enough to make a serving for four. It’s a special meal, and once you perfect it, you will never go looking for it from the restaurant.


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