Fish and Chips
A traditional dish
This traditional dish will resonate with most of you. Whether it be at your local shop or in a seaside town, if you’ve grown up in the UK you will have some memory of fish and chips.
My big memory of fish and chips would be eating it at the seafront of Brighton. I used to visit my godparents a lot there when I was younger so I’ll always have a fondness of Brighton and the taste of fish and chips on the seafront is something I’ll never forget.
Now the fish and chips I will describe in this post are not in total keeping with how we all traditionally know it to be. I wanted to see if there was a healthier and easy way to make it at home.
So with this in mind, what I have cooked for this dish is:
- A small piece of cod for one person
- Sweet potato fries
- Mushy peas
- I used two sweet potatoes for the fries. One potato will make enough fries for one person. For the mushy peas, I used a small can of garden peas, you can use frozen peas too.
- Carefully cut the sweet potato into chunky fries. Just keep cutting potato segments in half until you get to the right size. Add the fries to boiling water and cover over a high heat. The aim is to cook the fries until they just start to become soft. At this point, you should then drain and leave aside.
- Cook the cod as person the packets instructions. In the case of my cod I had it in the oven for around 20-25mins. I added the fries to the oven for the final 10 minutes. Season the cod and fries well.
- The mushy peas are very quick to make. In a small pan place the peas on a medium/high heat. Add a little garlic. When peas start to soften use a potato masher or a sturdy fork to mush the peas.
- Add a little butter and crème fraiche. Season and mix together.
If you time everything correctly you can serve up together nice and piping hot.
I did not make a tartar sauce, however, this is something I may try next time.
This twist on the dish may not have the same smells of traditional fish and chips but it brings a fresh look and homemade elements.
Have you tried making your own fish and chips?
Are you an expert in battered cod?
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