The Fish Society's Ultimate Fish and Chips with Tartare Sauce

Indulge in the quintessential British dish with our Ultimate Fish and Chips, featuring beer-battered fish fried to crispy perfection, served with chunky chips, and a side of freshly made tartare sauce. This recipe offers a gourmet twist on the beloved classic, promising a deliciously satisfying meal.

  • Beginner
  • Serves 4
  • 40 minutes
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What you’ll need

  • FOR THE FISH:
  • 4 thick white fish steaks (such as cod or haddock), boneless and skinless
  • 200g plain flour
  • 250ml beer
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Vegetable oil for deep-frying
  • FOR THE CHIPS:
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into thick chips
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • FOR THE TARTAR SAUCE:
  • 200g mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons capers, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons gherkins, finely chopped
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • FOR THE GARNISH
  • Lemon wedges
  • Fresh parsley, chopped

Let's Cook!

Step 1

Start by making the tartare sauce. Mix together the mayonnaise, capers, gherkins, shallot, parsley, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, cover, and refrigerate.

Step 2

Heat the oil for the chips in a deep fryer or large, deep pan to 160°C (320°F). Fry the potatoes in batches until soft but not coloured. Drain and set aside.

Step 3

Increase the oil temperature to 180°C (356°F). Fry the chips again until golden and crispy. Drain on kitchen paper and sprinkle with sea salt.

Step 4

For the fish, mix the flour, beer, and baking powder in a bowl with some salt and pepper until it forms a smooth, thick batter.

Step 5

Heat the oil to 180°C (356°F) in a deep fryer or large, deep pan. Dip each fillet into the batter to coat entirely, letting the excess drip off.

Step 6

Carefully lower the fillets into the hot oil. Fry for 5-6 minutes until the batter is golden and crisp.

Step 7

Drain the fish on kitchen paper and season with a little more salt.

Skinless Atlantic Cod Loin Steaks

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Skinless Atlantic Cod Loin Steaks

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