OK, where was I? Yes, What I Made Wednesday! In honor of the Olympics, we made Fish and Chips, homemade tartar sauce, and coleslaw for the Opening Ceremonies. Perhaps you can try this recipe and share it while watching the closing Olympic Ceremonies and really have a jolly good send off of the London Games! It gets you in the spirit and is just so yummy! Cheerio, London, it was a smashing-good time.
What You'll Need
Oil for frying (hope you didn't throw out the Funnel Cake oil from last week)
2-cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
1/4 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning, optional
1 large egg, beaten
12 -ounces Tonic Water or Club Soda
1/2 cup corn starch, for dredging
3 cod fillets, cut up into 2-inch squares or rectangles
Ore-Ida French Fries
Malt vinegar, for serving
Tartar Sauce, recipe to follow
What You'll Do
This recipe is easy-peasy and one bite will put your mind right in the center of Trafalgar Square. Bake the Ore-Ida fries in the oven according to instructions.
1. Mix the dry ingredients all together, except for the corn starch.
2. Whisk in the liquid ingredients and combine to form a thick batter.
3. Before dipping into the batter, dredge your cod fillet into the corn starch. Be sure to remove any excess corn starch before dipping into the batter to coat.
|4. Heat the oil to 325 degrees F. Carefully, plop in a coated cod fillet leaving room not to over-crowd. Fry for 4 minutes, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towel.|
Once your fries are prepared according to instruction, you'll make them extra crispy by dipping them into your fry-bath. It's only for a few moments and your fries won't be limp and lifeless, they'll be crisp and yummy. Drain the fries on paper towel, too!
What You'll Need to Know to Finish
Malt vinegar is a must, along with a slice of lemon to squeeze over your fish. I made my own tartar sauce and all you do is combine the following ingredients. If you make it ahead of the fish and chips and put it in the fridge, the flavors will be combined enough for the best tartar sauce you've ever tasted!
Combine and mix the following and refrigerate.
1-1/4 Tablespoons sweet relish
1-1/4 Tablespoons pepper rings, chopped finely
1 Tablespoon drained capers
1 yolk from a hard-boiled egg, crumbled
1-1/2 Tablespoons parsley
1 teaspoon dill
1 teaspoon tarragon
|We corrected our Olympic flag after these photos were taken. Sorry!|