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Fish and Chips

Homemade Fish and Chips made with beer battered haddock. Simply delicious!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fish and chips
Servings: 4
Calories: 627kcal


For the Fries

  • oil for frying
  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • salt to taste

For the fish


  • Heat oven to 200 F degrees.
  • Cut the potatoes into thin slices. Place in a large bowl with cold water.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cayenne pepper, and Old Bay seasoning. Whisk in the beer until the batter is completely smooth and free of any lumps. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Drain potatoes thoroughly, removing any excess water. When oil reaches 320 degrees, submerge the potatoes in the oil. Working in small batches, fry for 2 to 3 minutes until they are pale and floppy. Remove from oil, drain, and cool to room temperature.
  • Increase the temperature of the oil to 375 degrees. Re-immerse fries and cook until crisp and golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove and drain on roasting rack. Season with kosher salt while hot and hold in the oven.
  • Allow oil to return to 350 degrees. Lightly dredge fish strips in cornstarch. Working in small batches, dip the fish into batter and immerse into hot oil. When the batter is set, turn the pieces of fish over and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Drain the fish on the roasting rack. Serve with malt vinegar.


  1. The batter can be made up to 1 hour ahead of time.


Calories: 627kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 264mg | Potassium: 2059mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 158IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 5mg