Sunday, February 17, 2013

Fish & Chips Batter , also used for a Vegetarian version

We were in England in December.
We ate at a very old and traditional Pub on Carnaby Street.

My wife ordered Fish & Chips and I asked the waitress if they had any Vegetarian items available?
She told me they made a Vegetarian version of their Fish & Chips made with pieces of Haloumi Cheese fried in the same batter.

It was served with Chips and Mushy Peas.
It was delicious. I was impressed
It was the first time I'd heard of Vegetarian Fish & Chips.

Here's the Batter:

8 ounces of Self Rising Flour plus Flour for dusting
Salt & Pepper to taste
10 ounces of Cold Lager Beer

Sift the Flour and a pinch of Salt into a large bowl
Whisk in the Beer to create a thick batter

Add more Beer if it's too thick
It should be the consistency of thick Cream and coat the back of a wooden spoon

Season it with Salt and Pepper to taste
Coat the Filets or pieces of Cheese and cook in Hot Oil for 8-10 minutes until golden brown and crispy
Remove, drain and keep warm in the oven

Serve with Chips (Fries) and Mushy Peas

Peace in the Kitchen!

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