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Fish & Chips (Newfie Style)

Makes 6 servings (8 oz portion size)

Pre-heat oil to 360°F

Ingredients

  • 3¾ oz all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp white pepper
  • 6 oz beer

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  • 6 cod fillets, 8 oz each
  • Flour for dredging
  • 3 lbs French fries

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Method

In a bowl, mix together flour, salt and pepper. Gradually beat in beer until batter is smooth. This step has to be completed just before cooking, or batter will lose its carbonation. Carbonation from beer provides leavening.

Dredge fish in flour (shaking off excess). Dip fish in batter one at a time and drop into a deep fryer. Cook until golden brown. Remove with slotted-spoon and drain on paper towels. Serve with fries and tartar sauce.

Note:

  • This batter can be used for haddock, flounder, halibut, sole, snapper, shrimp, squid rings and onion rings
  • A dark beer (Ale) is preferable for this recipe
  • Substitute club soda for beer in batter
  • Ensure oil is hot and at 360°F before deep frying
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