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Classic Fish and Chips Recipe

We all love a simple recipe that reminds us of a classic meal. This dish will be a homemade version of an amazing, crispy and crunchy dish. This recipe is a Classic Fish and Chips Recipe that will be a great choice to share with friends and family.
Prep Time50 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fish and chips recipe
Servings: 6
Author: Jill


  • 6 fish fillet cod, pollock, tilapia, or your choice of white fish
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 12 ounce beer or milk
  • Vegetable oil for frying

For chips

  • 4 large Russet potatoes peeled and sliced into large fingers (recommend use mandolin slicer)
  • Salt to taste


  • Place the potatoes in a bowl of ice water for 20-30 minutes.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a deep heavy skillet, or deep fryer to 330° F.
  • Drain the potatoes and dry them thoroughly with a kitchen towel.
  • Carefully, fry the potatoes, about 1 cup at a time, in the hot oil for about 2 minutes.
  • Remove with a slotted strainer and drain over paper towels.
  • Repeat until all potatoes have gone through the 1st frying cycle.
  • Increase the oil temperature to 370°F.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, onion powder, and garlic powder. Next, add in the ice cold beer. Stir to mix.
  • Add a little more flour on the fish fillets and toss to coat.
  • Add the floured fillets to the batter and let the excess batter drip off.
  • Carefully add the fish to the 370°F oil.
  • Cook until the fish is golden, 2-3 minutes.
  • Drain over paper towels.
  • To finish the chips, fry the pre-cooked potatoes in the 370°F oil.
  • Fry until they are golden brown, and crisp, about 4 more minutes.
  • Drain over paper towels.