Fish and Chips Recipe


Dive into a quintessential British culinary experience with our Classic Fish and Chips Recipe— a harmonious composition of crispy golden-brown fish fillets and perfectly seasoned potato fries. This timeless dish encapsulates the essence of seaside indulgence, delivering a symphony of textures and flavors that delight the senses.

At the heart of this culinary masterpiece lies a succulent white fish fillet, encased in a light and airy batter that crisps to perfection upon frying. The exterior boasts a golden hue that promises a satisfying crunch, revealing tender, flaky fish within. The careful balance of textures is further elevated by a side of thick-cut potato fries, flawlessly cooked to a golden crispness.

Fish and Chips Recipe

Fish and Chips Recipe

Perfect for a family dinner or a casual gathering with friends, this Classic Fish and Chips recipe is a timeless crowd-pleaser. Recreate the charm of a British chippy in your own kitchen and savor the delight of this beloved culinary tradition.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, French
Servings 4
Calories 3 kcal


  • Deep fryer or large, deep pan for frying
  • Slotted spoon or tongs for removing the fish and chips from the oil
  • Paper towels for draining excess oil
  • Baking sheet with a wire rack for keeping the fish and chips warm in the oven


For the Fish:

  • 1 lb white fish fillets such as cod or haddock
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup beer preferably a light ale
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable oil for frying

For the Chips:

  • 4 large potatoes peeled and cut into thick strips
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Salt to taste

For Serving:

  • Malt vinegar
  • Tartar sauce


1. Prepare the Fish:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Gradually whisk in the beer until you have a smooth batter.
  • Let the batter rest for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Pat the fish fillets dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in the deep fryer or pan to 350°F (180°C).

2. Coat and Fry the Fish:

  • Dip each fish fillet into the batter, ensuring it is evenly coated.
  • Carefully lower the battered fish into the hot oil, frying 2-3 minutes per side or until golden brown and crispy.
  • Remove the fish from the oil using a slotted spoon or tongs, allowing excess oil to drain. Place on the wire rack.

3. Prepare the Chips:

  • In batches, fry the potato strips in the hot oil until golden brown and crispy.
  • Remove the chips from the oil using a slotted spoon, allowing excess oil to drain. Place on the wire rack.
  • Season the chips with salt while they are still hot.

4. Keep Warm in the Oven:

  • Preheat the oven to a low temperature (around 200°F or 95°C).
  • Place the wire rack with the fried fish and chips on a baking sheet and keep them warm in the oven while preparing the remaining batches.

5. Serve:

  • Serve the fish and chips hot with malt vinegar and tartar sauce on the side.
  • Garnish with fresh lemon wedges, if desired.


Enjoy your homemade classic fish and chips!
Keyword Chips, Fish, Fish and Chips, Quick & Easy, Quick Meal
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