Make Fish And Chips At Home!

fish and chips
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Transport yourself to the cozy ambiance of a traditional British pub with this classic recipe for homemade fish and chips. Crispy battered fish paired with golden-brown potato fries creates a comforting and satisfying meal that’s perfect for sharing with family and friends. Recreate the beloved flavors of this iconic dish in the comfort of your own kitchen, and savor the nostalgia of a timeless culinary tradition.


  • 4 fillets of white fish (such as cod, haddock, or pollock)
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup of beer (lager or ale)
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into thick fries
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)
  • Salt


  1. Start by preparing the chips (fries). Rinse the potato fries under cold water to remove excess starch. Pat them dry with paper towels.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 325°F (160°C). Carefully add the potato fries in batches, ensuring not to overcrowd the fryer or pot. Fry for about 5-6 minutes, or until they are soft but not yet browned. Remove the fries from the oil and drain them on paper towels. Increase the oil temperature to 375°F (190°C).
  3. While the oil heats up for the second fry, prepare the fish batter. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper. Gradually pour in the beer while whisking until a smooth batter forms. Dip each fish fillet into the batter, coating it evenly.
  4. Carefully place the battered fish fillets into the hot oil. Fry for 5-7 minutes, or until the batter is golden brown and the fish is cooked through. Use a slotted spoon to remove the fish from the oil and drain them on paper towels.
  5. Return the par-cooked potato fries to the hot oil and fry for an additional 3-4 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy. Remove them from the oil and drain them on paper towels.
  6. Season the fish and chips with salt to taste. Serve the homemade fish and chips hot, accompanied by your favorite condiments such as tartar sauce, malt vinegar, or lemon wedges. It will be made even better with another British classic; mushy peas!