Thursday, September 15, 2011

"Is Your Batter Better?" Fish & Chips Challenge













"Is Your Batter Better?" Fish & Chips Challenge

With only a few months before I announce the winner of the 2011 Fish & Chips Challenge "Is Your Batter Better?" and only one entry thus far...I need your recipes!   

I like nothing more than to give my dear friend Joy from Kitchen Flavors, the winners bragging rights for her delicious recipe but I think it would only be fair if she had a little competition!! So come on people....link up your recipes!!



Once you've tasted the perfect Fish & Chips the flavors are burned into your flavor receptors forever! Then begins the insatiable desire for deep fried perfection and I can't stop thinking about eating them, until I dust off my Fry Daddy and cook up a batch!
I have a few good recipes for Fish & Chips but I still haven't found the perfect one. So, begins my quest to find the perfect Fish & Chips recipe.

I love eating the crispy, hot and succulent morsels of deep fried goodness but I still haven't found a batter that I can stick with for any length of time. Do you have what it takes to sooth my taste for the perfect Fish & Chips batter? Here's your chance to shine. It's time to link up your most famous Fish & Chips Recipes for the 2011 Fish & Chips Challenge!


Over the course of the next few months I'll prepare each entry and decide who's Batter is Better. The winner will receive bragging rights and a special winners badge to post on their blog. I can't wait to get into the kitchen to whip up your best recipes.



Is Your Batter Better?" Challenge 2011 is on!





Challenge rules include:


  • Link your favorite Fish & Chip recipes to this post, share the challenge badge on your blog, with a link back to my site. Over the next six months, I'll taste test each submission to see who's recipe reigns supreme!


  • Send a photo and your recipe to me at: rebeckaevans@comcast.net so I can post all of the entries at the end of the contest with links back to your sites.



  • Tell me all about your favorite family or restaurant recipe or one you've made using a famous chef's recipe. Share anecdotes or fond food memories about eating Fish & Chips, or even write a poem!





My favorite Fish & Chips recipe...thus far!

2 pounds frozen or fresh Cod, Halibut or Sea bass fillets
2 cups flour plus 1/2 cup for dusting
1 bottle Amber Beer
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste
2 pounds large russet potatoes
1 gallon vegetable or peanut oil for deep fryer


I use either Cod Fillets, Halibut or Sea Bass when making Fish & Chips. Cod and Halibut are much more affordable for a large family or dinner party so I generally steer in that direction, but given the right amount of cash flow Sea Bass is my first choice.

Heat oil in a large deep fryer or other heavy sauce pan until oil smokes then lower heat slightly

Cut russet potatoes into shoe string slices using a mandolin or sharp knife, deep fry until golden brown, place in a 200 degree oven on a large baking sheet, Do Not Add Salt to the fries until ready to serve. Salt will make your fries limp and no one wants to eat a limp fry!




Rinse and dry fish fillets with a paper towel, season both sides with salt and pepper, set aside. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl, add 1 bottle beer, milk and egg and mix thoroughly, cut fish fillet's into 4-5 inch portions and dust dry fillet's in 1/2 cup flour.

Cook filet's in small batches (3 or 4 pieces). Using tongs, dip floured fillet's in batter and place in fryer, swish the each fillet in the hot oil for one second so they won't stick to the fry basket or bottom of sauce pan. Cook until golden brown.

Salt Chips and serve

My family can't agree on condiments so I serve my Fish & Chips with Ketchup, Malt Vinegar, Tarter and Cocktail Sauce, that way everyone is happy!

Tarter Sauce
1 cup Miracle Whip
1/4 cup Sweet Relish
salt and pepper to taste


Cocktail Sauce
1 cup Ketchup
1 tablespoon horseradish
1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce


Now it's your turn....I can't wait to taste your Fish & Chips





1 entries so far... you're next!


1. Fish & Chips


You are next... Click here to enter
This list will close in 167 days, 15 hrs, 42 min (3/1/2012 12:59 AM CST)



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7 comments:

  1. I have not made fish and chips in a long, long time. I did not realize you had a challenge going on. Maybe it is time for me to whip up a batch of fish and chips soon.

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  2. oh thank you Biren! I would love to see your spin on Fish & Chips! Thanks for sharing the challenge on your FB page. xoxo

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  3. Thanks to Biren for linking this on Facebook! I didn't know that you have this challenge.

    Let's see what I can do :)

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  4. Thks so much for the challenge, Rebecka! I've added mine :)

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  5. I was so excited to see Shirley's entry to the challenge today! I'll be cooking up some Fish & Chips this weekend!! Thanks Shirley aka Blackswan!

    Hi Indonesia Eats! I'm happy Biren shared the challenge too! I hope you get the opportunity to join in the challenge!

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  6. Hi Rebecka,
    Another entry! I was really happy to see another entry! Now I have me some competition! Hehehehe! This is fun! :)

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  7. Oh, I thought this had something to do with the computer game: chip's challenge by the title of it on google, until I clicked on it, and read about this. Silly me :P!

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