Classic Fish and Chips


  • 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
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1egg
  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 ½ pounds cod fillets
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Place potatoes in a medium-size bowl of cold water. In a separate medium-size mixing bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper. Stir in the milk and egg; stir until the mixture is smooth. Let mixture stand for 20 minutes.


  • Step 2

    Preheat the oil in a large pot or electric skillet to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Step 3

    Fry the potatoes in the hot oil until they are tender. Drain them on paper towels.

  • Step 4

    Dredge the fish in the batter, one piece at a time, and place them in the hot oil. Fry until the fish is golden brown. If necessary, increase the heat to maintain the 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) temperature.Drain well on paper towels.

  • Step 5

    Fry the potatoes again for 1 to 2 minutes for added crispness.

  • Editor's Note:

    We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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