Fish 'n' Chips is probably one of the most popular fish dishes served around the world. It's quick and easy and makes a great tasty meal. This entry only provides a recipe for a beer battered fish fry with a homemade tartar sauce made from just four ingredients: mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, capers and cornichons. Make it a Fish and Chips dish with this recipe French Fries -Perfect Every Time.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 cornichons minced and 1 teaspoon pickled juice
1 teaspoon capers minced
1lb boneless Cod fish filets or boneless Tilapia filets.
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup beer
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
Step 1 - Tartar Sauce: Place the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, cornichons, pickled juice and capers in a small bowl and mix well until all the ingredients are well combined. Set the Tartar Sauce aside.
Step 2 - The Batter: In a large bowl add the flour, baking soda and beer and stir well to create a batter for your fish. The batter should have a consistency similar to the thickness of pancake batter.
Step 3 - Frying the Fish: Heat the vegetable oil to medium high in a large skillet or wok. Slice your fish into strips of about 2 inches wide and 3-4 inches long (should yield about 4-6 strips). Individually dip each fish strip into the batter until all sides are well coated. Fry the battered coated fish strips in the hot oil for about 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Let the fisth stips cool on a paper towels for 5 minutes and serve with the Tartar Sauce dip.
Tip: This dish is also frequently served with balsamic vinegar as an alternate dip. Also instead of chips, try this dish with a side of tabbouleh with a vinagrette dressing.