How to make FISH AND CHIPS at Home
- 4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into strips
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Other seasonings to taste (cayenne pepper, garlic salt)
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
- 3-4, 3 oz fillets cod, Pollock or haddock fillets
Mix together flour, baking powder, salt, pepper and any other seasonings.
Stir in milk and egg until mixture is smooth.
Let stand for 20 minutes.
Heat 1" of oil in a Dutch oven or deep skillet until it shimmers (about 350F)
Fry the potatoes in the hot oil until they are tender. Drain them on paper towels. Place them on a cookie sheet and cover with tin foil to keep warm.
Take a dry piece of fish and dip it in the seasoned flour batter, covering both sides.
Drain the excess batter and then gently place the battered fish into the hot oil, cook for 2-3 minutes then flip it. Continue cooking for an additional 2-3 minutes until the batter has turned a nice golden brown and the fish is 145F minimum.
Remove fish and set on a paper towel lined cookie sheet. Cover with tin foil to keep warm or place the cookie sheet into a warm oven to keep the fish hot.
How to make A FRIED CATFISH at Home
- 8-10, 3 oz catfish filet shanks
- 2 lbs. of Corn Meal
- 2 TBSP salt
- 1 TBSP Pepper
- Fry Daddy or Heavy Dutch oven with 1-2 inches of oil
Note: If using the Dutch oven you must watch the oil carefully. Measure temperature using a candy thermometer. Must be at 350 F.
Mix the salt, pepper and cornmeal in a shallow dish or bowl.
Take a thawed catfish filet and dip it in water or buttermilk and place it in the breading.
Cover the wet filet with the breading and press the corn meal in to the filet.
Repeat as necessary until all filets are coated.
Using tongs or a fork, lower the breaded filets into 350F oil or shortening (peanut or soybean oil works well) being careful not to splash oil on your hands.
Cook 8-10 minutes or until the catfish is golden and floats to the surface.
Serve with tartar sauce and cole slaw.
Remember, these are only tips for you to try it at home. This is not the Texas Roadhouse Legendary Recipe. We can't give that to just anyone, you know. If you want the real deal you will have to stop by your area Texas Roadhouse.