International Recipes: Fish & Chips

Have you been craving something salty and fishy recently? Well you’re in luck, because we have a delicious and traditional fish and chips recipe for you to try this evening! So since you’re in the mood for seafood and crunchy potatoes, learn how to make the simplest fish supper — the traditional British way below!

Traditional Fresh Fish & Chips


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Did you know that the very first recorded fish-and-chip shop was opened in London in 1860? You have likely had this British favourite at some point and we’ll bet you can make it just as well at home! Here’s how to make a delicious and traditional fish and chips:


The most important part of traditional fish and chips is certainly the batter. Learn what you should buy and how to make it below.


  • 225g Flour
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 300ml Cold Lager 


To prepare the batter, sift flour and add a pinch of salt in a large bowl. Whisk in the lager to make the batter thick.


Cod or haddock? Haddock or cod? Doesn’t matter! As long as the fish is fresh and sweet — choose whichever fish you have access to. Here’s what you need and how to prepare it.


  • 6oz cod or haddock fillets


  1. Heat the oil in the fryer to 180C.
  2. Batter the fish and sprinkle with flour.
  3. Place in fryer for 8 – 10 minutes until golden and crispy.


You definitely need chips; you can’t have fish and chips without them! Fries, wedges, crisps… frozen or oven baked, it’s really whatever you prefer. But to make traditional chips, here are the ingredients and method:


  • 6 – 8 potatoes


  1. Peel the potatoes and cut into whatever size you prefer.
  2. Heat the oil in fryer to 120C.
  3. Put the potatoes in a fryer for about 8 – 10 minutes.


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