Fish and Chips

Cuisine: American

Cook Time: 45 Minutes

Serves: 4

Originating in England, Fish and Chips have become one of the most popular snacks of all time. It is one of the simplest snack recipes with guaranteed good taste and is usually served with malt vinegar, lemon, and tartar sauce.

  • Large potatoes
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Milk
  • Egg
  • Vegetable oil
  • Cod fillets

The tastiest, classic English snack!

  1. Take a medium-size bowl. Fill it with cold water and add 4 large potatoes. Take a separate bowl. Mix 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of pepper, salt, and baking soda, each. Mix 1 cup of milk and 1 egg in it until you get a smooth batter. Keep the mixture standing for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat around 1 quarter of oil in a large pot to 350 °F
  3. Fry the potatoes in hot oil to make them tender. Then drain them in a paper towel.
  4. Dredge the 4 fillets in batter one at a time. Then fry it until it is golden brown. Drain the oil from it using a paper towel.
  5. Fry the potatoes again to add a fine crunch.

Chef Tip: Always make sure to fry the fish until golden brown. Do not forget to drain the potatoes and fish using a paper towel after frying. Moreover, you must remember to keep the batter aside for at least 30 minutes for ensuring improved flavor and taste. 

Make sure you try this quick and easy recipe for serving your guests at home. Let us know in the comments how you became the most famous party host among your friends.

Quick Bites

Fun Fact

• The oldest running fish-and-chips shops are still operating in Yeadon near Leeds. This shop which goes by the name “ The Oldest Fish and Chip Shop in the World” started serving fish and chips in the year 1865.


Historical Fact

• The method of battering fish and frying it in oil may have come from Jewish immigrants from Spain and Portugal.

• The exact origin of fish-and-chips as one dish is unclear, although the first known fish-and-chips shop was opened by Joseph Malin in London in the 1860s.

Nutrition Fact

• Fish is a good source of minerals and vitamins that aid in growth, helps the thyroid function normally, increases metabolism, promote a healthy heart, and boosts immunity.

• It contains 26g of fat, 148mg of cholesterol, 1403mg sodium, 1457 potassium and 71g of carbohydrates, and 43g of protein. While fish and chips aren't the healthiest choices because of the deep frying, it does not change the fact that fish is full of omega-3 fatty acid which is essential for brain functions and also reduces the risk of heart attacks.