Saturday, April 21, 2012

Beer Battered Fish with Homemade Tartar Sauce

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.

Servings: 2-3
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.

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