Jul 26, 2009

Beer Batter Fish n’ Chips

Is there anything more British than Beer, fish, and potatoes? Well, if there is, I can’t think of it. Another easy recipe. --AnglophileLV

1 bottle or can of medium to light beer
Cod or Snapper filets (any white fish) cut into large strips
Frozen French fries (I have not mastered making fries from scratch, so these are the best option)
Vegetable oil
A deep skillet
Malt vinegar and lemon wedges

Bake fries according to package directions – yes, I suck. I’m English and cannot make my own fries, so sue me.

1. Start with 1 Cup Bisquick in a bowl, and add beer until it reaches the consistency of pancake batter.
2. Pour enough oil into the pan to cover ½ of your fish strips and heat until sprinkling a few water drops make it spatter.
3. Dredge the fish strips in the Bisquick until thoroughly coated. Fry them in the oil until the first side turns golden brown and crispy, then flip and do the same on the other side. The fish should be a deep golden brown color before you transfer them to a paper towel-lined plate (to soak up the excess oil). Repeat until all the fish is cooked to crispy goodness.
4. Serve with fries, a lot of beer, malt vinegar and lemon wedges.

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