To celebrate Saint George’s Day we are having good old fashioned English meal tonight- Fish and Chips. With the first ‘chippy’ appearing in Oldham in 1860, it’s safe to say Fish and Chips are a very English tradition and one that everyone loves!
Our favourite homemade recipe is Jamie Oliver’s Traditional Fish, Chips and Mushy Peas, and here is our how-to >
1 | Start with the peas – add butter, chopped mint and peas to a pan, simmer under a lid for 10 minutes before adding lemon juice, salt and pepper and mashing them by hand or with a blender.
2 | Add sunflower oil to a deep fat fryer or large frying pan and heat to 190 degrees
3 | Prepare fish by seasoning on both sides with salt and pepper. Whisk together flour beer and baking powder until this becomes batter which is sticky and full of air
4 | Dust fish with flour before dipping into batter and carefully placing in hot sunflower oil.
5 | Cook for about 4 minutes, or until batter is crispy and golden
6 | For the chips, peel and slice potatoes into correct shape and par boil in salty water for around 4-5 minutes. Leave them to dry before frying in the same oil used for fish until crispy and golden brown
7 | Dry chips, season with salt before serving alongside the fish and mushy peas