Thursday 22 May 2008

Fish and Chips Recipe

How to make Healthier Traditional Fish n Chips

Fish and chips are an all time British favourite take away meal. Chips are usually chunky pieces of potato deep fried, the fish is usually cod, haddock, plaice or coley (white fish) coated in a thick batter and deep fried. Once cooked you sprinkle with salt and malt vinegar, you can eat with mushy peas, bread or just a little tomato ketchup.

You can buy fish and chips from what we Brits call the 'chippy'. In the old days fish and chips were wrapped up in newspaper. Today fish and chips must be sold in a polystyrene tray then wrapped in white paper. You can also eat a portion of chips in cardboard cone.

As you can understand with all this deep frying going on, fish and chips from the local chip shop or 'chippy' has to be a treat and not a meal you eat everyday. But no longer do you have to long for that delicious chippy meal.

Chef Jeena has a fabulous fish and chips recipe that is almost guilt free.

Chefs healthy fish and chips recipe consists of fresh white fish being coated in flour and shallow fried in olive or rapeseed oil. The healthy chips are lightly coated with healthy oil and oven baked instead of deep fried.

This recipe is so very easy and quick to cook so no excuses......get on your apron and taste some homemade healthy fish and chips.

Ingredients for Healthy Fish and Chips

2 White Fish
Salty and Pepper
Rapeseed Oil (or olive if desired)
Tin Mushy Peas
Oven Baked Chips

Picture of healthy oven baked chips.

Picture of cooked shallow fried white fish.

How to Make Healthy Homemade Fish and Chips

Place your chips in the oven. When you have approx 10 minutes left of cooking the oven chips get started on the fish.

Mix some flour with salt and pepper to season.

Coat your fish on both sides thoroughly.

Heat up some rapeseed oil in a large frying pan.

Drop a pinch of the flour into the oil and if it sizzles the fat is ready. You do not want the fat too hot, just enough to get it si

Place the fish into the pan. Do not move the fish at all for at least 4-5 minutes.

With a spatula gently move some oil over the fish from the side.

Turn the fish over.

Carefully spoon the oil in the pan over the fish.

Cook for a few more minutes.

Turn the fish over cook for another minute or so, spoon over some more oil.

To check if the fish is cooked through you can place a small blunt knife or similar cutlery and insert it into the chunkiest part of the fish, if it comes out hot the fish is ready.

Serve with homemade healthy oven chips recipe and your favourite tin of mushy peas, sprinkle with salt and vinegar.

Enjoy your healthy traditional fish and chips recipe.

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Finla said...

Delicious looks Fish and CHips.
I love them.

Chef Jeena said...

Hi Happy I love them too. :-D

Arabic Bites said...

Looks delicious,I love the chips.


Chef Jeena said...

Hi Zainab thanks for stopping by. :-)

Rajee said...

Thanks for ur wonderful comment, did u try my recipe in my blog It's very simple. I browse ur blog. Sounds healthy and some of the ingredients not available here. Pls help me to find simple recipes in ur blog and send it to me through comments in my blog. I'll try and let u know.
Did u try any recipes from cookbook? If yes, I can easily share with u.

Anonymous said...

hi Jeena,

just found your blog, and really don't know what to cook first. You should be really proud of this site.

Up here in Yorkshire the fish is always Haddock, and when you order you simply ask for once, or twice or three times or whatever. No point saying anything else because Haddock and chips is what there is.

But tinned mushy peas? Convenient yes, but the taste of real marrowfat peas is absolutely stunning, whereas the tinned ones are generally bland and overcooked.

Great site.


Finnberry said...

We moved to Finland a year and a half ago and the one thing we constantly miss is fish and chips. We can't get cod or haddock here. Then, yesterday, my husband brought some pangasius (like cod but cheaper and thinner and not quite as tasty) and we found your recipe.

Thank you so much! It's delicious and we can now have our favourite food again!