Fish and Chips


Enjoy a taste of the UK with this classic fried fish and chips recipe. Sprinkle on malt vinegar and dunk in tartar sauce for the most authentic battered fish experience.

Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 pound fresh or frozen skinless fish fillets, about 1/2 inch thick

  • 1 ¼ pound medium potatoes (about 4)

  • Shortening or cooking oil for deep-fat frying

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup beer

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • Coarse salt (optional)

  • Tartar Sauce(optional)

  • Malt vinegar or cider vinegar (optional)


  1. Thaw fish, if frozen; cut into 3x2-inch pieces. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Cover and refrigerate until needed.

  2. For chips, cut the potatoes lengthwise into about 3/8-inch-wide wedges. Pat dry with paper towels. In a 3-quart saucepan or deep-fat fryer heat 2 inches of shortening or cooking oil to 375 degrees F. Fry potatoes, one-fourth at a time, for 4 to 6 minutes or until light brown. Remove potatoes and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle lightly with salt. Transfer potatoes to a wire rack on a baking sheet, arranging them in a single layer. Keep warm in a 300 degree F oven.

  3. Meanwhile, for batter, in a medium mixing bowl combine flour, beer, eggs, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the pepper. Beat with a rotary beater or wire whisk until smooth. Dip fish into batter. Fry fish in the hot (375 degrees F) fat, one or two pieces at a time, until coating is golden brown and fish begins to flake when tested with a fork, turning once (about 3 to 4 minutes). Remove fish and drain on paper towels. Transfer fish to another baking sheet; keep warm in the 300 degree F oven while frying remaining fish. To serve, if desired, sprinkle coarse salt over fish and chips and serve with Tartar Sauce or vinegar.

  4. Makes 4 servings

    Fish and Chips
    Matthew Clark

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

721 Calories
40g Fat
52g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 721
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 51%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 208mg 69%
Sodium 454mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 22.4mg 112%
Calcium 181.7mg 14%
Iron 4.5mg 25%
Potassium 1080mg 23%
Folate, total 40.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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