Fish and Chips
As simple as it is satisfying, fish and chips is classic English street food. Battered fish that is deep fried, a side of yummy chips that are sprinkled with some salt and a bit of vinegar, and an accompaniment of Tartar Sauce....a wonderfully delicious meal!
Sift the flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl. Make a well in the middle, then add the pepper, garlic paste, egg yolk (not the egg white) and oil. Add in the water and whisk well until smooth. Rest the batter for about 30 minutes before you use it.
When ready to start frying, whip the reserved room temperature egg white until stiff peaks form. Gently, fold it into the batter using a spatula.
Dip the fish pieces in the dredging flour to coat both sides, shake off the excess, then dip into the batter and fry in hot oil until golden from both sides. Remove and drain on kitchen towels and then store in a warm oven (around 90 C) until all are done and ready to serve. This will keep them warm and crispy.
This can be prepared hours ahead of time, or even from the day before
In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, cucumber and minced onion. Stir in lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then mix in the chopped herbs. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
You can find the Fries recipe HERE. Serve them with a sprinkle of salt, pepper and a splash of vinegar.