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Homemade battered fish

by - https://thebatchlady.com/r/3513/

The perfect fake away meal! Cook and then freeze the battered fish for when you fancy something yummy. Serve with homemade chips and mushy peas for a cheaper fake away experience.

Prep Time
Cook Time
Total Time
Difficulty
Intermediate
Cuisine
British
Servings
4

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories
543kcal
Fat
21.0g
Sat. Fat
15.4g
Carbs
48.5g
Sugars
0.2g
Fibre
1.7g
Protein
40.6g
Salt
994mg
Ingredients
Serves

Ingredients

  • Plain flour
    2 cups (220 g)
  • Baking powder
    3 tsp
  • Salt
    1 tsp
  • Cold water
    410 ml
  • White fish fillets
    4
  • Vegetable oil
    500 ml

Method

  1. In a large mixing bowl add the flour, baking powder and salt and give it a mix. Next slowly pour in the water, whisking the whole time until you have used all the water and have a nice smooth lump free batter.

  2. Now take your fish fillets and dry well using some kitchen roll.

  3. Place your oil in a large heavy based saucepan on the heat, it’s time to cook the fish.

  4. To check your oil is hot enough to fry, pour a small teaspoon of the batter into the oil and if it rises to the top and starts to go golden, it is ready.

  5. Dip the fish fillets into the batter holding the top of the fillet, make sure it is fully covered in the batter and then place carefully into the oil, being very cautious of the hot oil.

  6. Cook the fish in 2 batches. So, 2 in the first batch, cooking until golden on both sides. This will take around 3-5 minutes depending on the size of the fillet. Once golden, remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and place on some kitchen roll inside a baking tray and cover with tin foil while you cook the second batch of fish.

  7. If freezing leave it to cool completely.

  8. If eating now, serve up with the chips and enjoy!

  9. 2 Ready to freeze

    Leave the battered fish to cool completely, before covering both the baking trays and freezing for 2 hours until frozen. Then transfer the fish into a reusable freezer bag this will save you space in your freezer and ensure your fish doesn’t get freezer burn..

  10. Ready to eat

    Remove the frozen fish from the freezer.
    Cook fish at 190oc on a tray for around 25 minutes, until piping hot. Great served with mushy peas and chips enjoy!

Comments

4 comments
    1. Does the batter end up greasy? Can you do the batter using breadcrumbs instead?

    2. It will only end up greasy if your oil is not hot enough so make sure if you are battering the fish that the oil is nice and hot before you drop the fish in. Yes breadcrumb would also work great

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