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Recipe: Home Battered Fish and Chips

Nothing says you’re in Britain better than freshly cooked battered fish and chips, eaten from paper at the seaside.

It’s easier than you might think to make your own – and you need very few ingredients.

Before you fry your fish, use the oil to deep fat fry some chipped potatoes.


•125g self-raising flour

•1/2 tsp salt

• 250ml of soda water or cold beer

• 1 litre of vegetable oil

• 4 (1kg) boneless fish fillets, halved

1. Combine the flour and the salt in a bowl. Make a well in the centre and slowly add the soda water or beer, stirring with a whisk until well combined.

2. Add the oil to a large saucepan or wok and heat over medium heat to 200c.

3. Evenly coat one piece of fish in the batter and deep-fry for three or four minutes or until crisp and golden.

4. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.

5. Repeat with remaining fish pieces.

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