Sunday, 6 December 2009

Fish and Chips Rico Way

Once again I am picking another great British dish and making it mine with super flavour and textures.

Recipe Ingredients: (for two)
  • 2 cod fillets (skinned)
  • 4 medium potatoes (with the skin cut into wedges)
  • 1/2 a glass of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 150mls sun-flour oil
  • some coarse sea salt, black pepper, 1 tea spoon of dehydrated parsley, some olive oil

Place a pan with some boiling water and a pinch of salt on the stove medium heat to keep water boiling, put the potato wedges in and let it boil for 3-4 minutes. After this drain the wedges and place them in a bowl (meanwhile switch the oven on 200c until hot), add to the wedges 3 soup spoons of olive oil + 2 tea spoons of coarse sea salt and 2 tea spoons of the dehydrated parsley, toss it all until well mixed, distribute these wedges on a baking tray with the wedge up on each potato piece, place them in the oven and let them cook for 30-35 minutes.

Ten minutes before the potatoes are done pour the sunflower oil into a deep frying pan and let it get very hot. Meanwhile put the flour in a bowl + a pinch of coarse salt a little pepper and the tea spoon of baking powder, add some water to the consistency of thick runny yoghurt with the aid of a balloon whisk, dip the fillets in the batter and let them get a thick covering rubbing excess on the sides of the bowl and place them in the frying pan the oil should cover them.

Fry for about 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown, then place them on a plate with a few kitchen towels to drain the excess fat, then just serve them with the chips (wedges) and a dollop of tartar sauce (optionally you can boil some peas and have them like that or mush them with a couple of mint leaves and some lemon juice and serve on the side)

Also the batter if you prefer instead of water you can add some beer instead for a lighter texture and more flavoursome batter, although I like the simplicity of this one I made.


George Gaston said...

Rico, You have posted another favorite of mine. I like the simple ingredients you use, yet full of flavor. I especially like the crispy crust on your cod fillets. I am definitely going to fix the old British Classic. Thanks...

Chef E said...

I was just talking about a dish like this tonight at a party, gosh how I wish to have some right now. Yours looks so great! YUMMY!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh love your version of the good ole fish and chips

Ricardo said...

George Gaston, yup definitly a fix on the old and tired British classic, breething back life into it. Loved your comment and hope you have lots of fun cooking, cheers!! :)

Chef E, you my girl you understand my cooking really well, thanks for your generosity in the comments and visit, kisses xxx

Chow & Chatter, I am honoured that you did like my version, as is an attempt to bring this old classic to a more contemporaneous place, so very little grease more full flavours of fish and chips yet simple nothing complex..cheers for visit and comments loved it kisses xxx

Anonymous said...

Awesome recipe, the fried fish looks absolutely perfect!

Sophie said...

Yum, Ricardo! I love your tasty version of the fish & chips!

Your potatoes look so appetizing too!

Velva said...

Rico, a nice new twist to a traditional British version of fish n' chips. I think the addition of beer would be fabulous to the batter. Hmmm. I have to remember that-
Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe with all your foodie friends.

pierre said...

Hi rico
the rico way IS the wayt so I follow you !! cheers from paris Pierre

Ricardo said...

Many thanks to all respondents and a very merry xmas with wishes of a very prosperous New Year too to all.

5 Star Foodie, It was quite perfect for me the fish was extremely fresh so I can't take all the credit, it was lovely white and very flaky fantastic, the batter came out perfect for me, but is very temperamental as also varies on oils temperatures etc. loved your comment ...big kisses xxx

Sophie, shucks!!! Thank you so much, it was quite good but like I said I can't take all the credit, as the cod was great. Big kisses xxx

Velva, I thank you for being so generous with your comments. Loved it thanks for visit too. kisses xxx

Pierre, Merci Bien!!! loved your comment my friend, cheers ! Big Hugs xx

Ana Powell said...

A super British classic.
Excellent dish and yummy too x

cookeaze said...

Perfect recipe for the season! Thanks for runnning with it. I will definitely make it!

Ricardo said...

Many thanks and wishes of a Happy Christmas to:

Anna Powell, Merci very much ....your visit and generous comment has been greatly appreciated, luv ya kisses xxx

Cookeaze, Thanks so much for your visit and most generous comment I hope when you make it you love it as much as we did...kisses xxx

FoodTravelDiva said...

You make fish and chips look so good Rico! Love the chips especially...they look just the way i like 'em!

Ana Powell said...

Just passing by to wish all the family a lovely Christmas time x

Nina's Recipes said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! XO

Cake Artisan said...

Happy Birthday Rico! I hope this is right. My calendar said so. :-)

Pierre said...

Hi Rico
Send you lots of greetings for this holidays season cheers mon ami !

Ricardo said...

My birthday today, so I come with cheer thank you all for remaining my followers and friends.

Food Travel Diva, yea these chips are very special as the not greasy and are indeed super tasty. I love to make 'em this way. Thanks for visit and comment. kisses xxx

Nina's Recipes, Thanks Nina I loved your visit, and as I said above thanks for being a friend. kisses xxx

Cake Artisan, Thank you ever so is indeed my b-Day. kisses for you and all your family, with all the wishes on a continued Merry Xmas and a very happy New Year. kisses xxxx

Pierre, Merci mon ami, I know you busy but still taken the time to leave me a message. Merci once more ...Hugs xx

Coffee and Vanilla said...

I make potato chips very similar way, usually with garlic granules, salt, pepper and smoked paprika :)

Have a wonderful New Year's!


Nina's Recipes said...

Happy late b-day Rico!!!
May all your dreams come true and may you be blessed with all the best things in life!
Happy New Year 2010! XO

Ricardo said...

Thank you so much Nina, your wishes of a happy B-Day are most welcome regardless of being late, I appreciate it the same...I wish also a Happy New Year for you and your family...and also, all that you wish for materializes for you in the New Year 2010 ...kisses xxx

Many thanks to Coffee and Vanilla, glad to see that you to make healthy oven chips (wedges) and the combo of spices you use is also very good and is at everyone's discretion what they put in them...well done...thanks for comment and visits kisses xxx


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