May 7, 2008
Jamie Oliver's Fish And Chips
Pacific cod caught by trawl or Atlantic cod
Pacific cod caught by longline
Fish and chips, a popular take-away food with British origins, consists of deep-fried fish in batter or breadcrumbs with deep-fried chipped (slab-cut) potatoes. In the United Kingdom, fish and chips became a cheap food popular among the working classes with the rapid development of trawl fishing in the North Sea in the second half of the nineteenth century. Before then, fishermen had used long lines to target only large, high-quality demersal fish, especially valuable sole. (source:wikipedia) Last weekend I have seen Jamie's Fish 'n' Chips on tv and as I had some beautiful codfish I wanted to try this recepie very soon. These days I am quite lazy and it seemed like this dish is just perfect for today. It was so tasty, even my friend who hates fish loved it! Instead of a deep fat frier I used a wok, and that works also well. Frankly I did not measure the tempreture of the oil but it worked out all yummy!
1 cup plain flour
1 cup beer
2 egg whites, whipped to soft peaks
4 fillets haddock or cod
The vegetable oil into a deep pan or deep fat fryer, and heat to 160 degrees °C. Blanch the cut potatoes in the oil until soft, but not coloured, about 4 minutes. Remove and drain.
Mix together the flour and the beer, and then fold in the egg whites. Turn up the heat of the oil to 180 degrees °C. Dip the fish in the batter and fry for a few minutes with the chips until golden brown. (source:londoneats.com)