Fish and Chips Recipe

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fish and chips recipe

I am always looking for good fish recipes – this recipe looked like a little bit of work but I thought I would give it a try anyway. You can use any good quality white fish for this recipe. I decided to use crappies I had caught on a recent fishing trip. This recipe is a complete fish fry recipe with directions on how to prepare the fish and fries.
If you have the time give this Fish and Chips Recipe a try; it’s really good.
(If the fish co-operate blackened lake trout will be the next fish recipe I post)

Fish and Chips Recipe
Recipe type: Main
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 to 1 ½ pounds fish fillets (you can use any thickness of fish - just adjust your deep frying time accordingly. I have found for pan fish, that when they are a nice golden brown, they are done.)
  • 1 ½ cups beer (cold)
  1. Place fries in a microwavable bowl and toss with ¼ cup of oil. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 6 – 8 minutes or until fries are limp and translucent, stirring half way through the cooking cycle. When uncovering the fries turn the plastic wrap from the side away from you to avoid getting burnt by the steam. Place the fries in a colander to drain any excess oil and rinse with cold water. Place fries in a single layer, on a layer of paper towing or paper bag to dry and reach room temperature (10 to 6o minutes.)
  2. fish and chips fries
  3. While the potatoes are resting in a large bowl whisk together the flour, cornstarch, cayenne, paprika, pepper, and 2 teaspoons salt. Take ¾ cup of the flour mixture and place it in a shallow dish like a pie plate and then mix the baking powder into the bowl ingredients.
  4. Preheat deep fryer to 375F.
  5. fish and chips coating mix
  6. Deep fry fries in batches until golden brown and place on paper toweling to drain.
  7. While the fries are cooking make the batter mix by adding 1¼ cups beer into flour mixture in the bowl. Batter should be thin enough so it runs in a steady thin stream off a whisk or a spoon. (Add more beer if necessary 1 tablespoon at a time).
  8. fish and chips beer batter
  9. Bring deep fryer back to 375, pat fish dry and roll in the dry flour mixture. Dip fillets into the batter letting any excess run off – deep fry until golden brown. (For thicker pieces of fish, like 1 inch or more, I use an instant read thermometer and cook to 140F. just check a piece or two to see where they are at.)
  10. Drain on paper toweling and serve with the fries.

Adaped with a few changes from Cooks Country

Deep Fried Parmesan Fish with Lemon Sauce

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freshfish recipe

Fishing has been really good this summer here in upper Michigan, which has encouraged me to have fish on the menu at least once a week for supper. One of my favorite deep fried fish recipes is for Deep Fried Parmesan fish. This recipe creates a nice coating with a little bit of heat created by using the cayenne pepper which you can adjust easily to taste. When I first tried this recipe, my son, who owns, prepared it to post on his Blog. My first thought was that the Parmesan cheese would overwhelm the recipe; it did not, and the end result was a delicious fish fry.      

For fish I used Crappies in this recipe because that is what we caught on the last fishing trip, but any kind of white fish would work out fine – needless to say the fresher the better.

I think it’s hard to beat Shore Lunch for a fresh fish coating, but my wife likes this Deep Fried Parmesan fish every bit as well, and according to her, maybe even better.


Deep Fried Parmesan Fish with Lemon Sauce
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: makes 6-8
  • 6-8 medium fish fillets
  • ⅓ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • ½ cup white flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil (for frying)
  • Lemon Sauce ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  1. In a small bowl mix together the lemon sauce ingredients; set aside in the refrigerator to chill giving time for the flavors to blend.
  2. Preheat deep fry to 350F.
  3. In a wide shallow dish mix together the bread crumbs, Cayenne pepper, and parmesan cheese. (I use a pie dish for this)
  4. Place the flour in another shallow dish and salt and pepper it to taste.
  5. In a small bowl whisk or beat the eggs until well beaten. (Not frothy but well combined)
  6. To coat the fillets, roll them in the flour to lightly coat, and then dip them in the beaten eggs; then roll them in the bread crumb mixture pressing lightly to coat.
  7. Deep fry each fillet until golden brown, drain on paper towels and serve with the lemon sauce.

Crispy Fried Fish Recipe

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Crispy Fried Fish Recipe

Shore Lunch for me has been the best fried fish batter recipe I have ever tasted; but once in awhile I like to prepare something a little different. For a change I decided on this Crispy Fried Fish Recipe. It has a touch of Cajun seasoning and the corn flakes give the fish a nice crunch. I have used recipes that called for mashed potato flakes in the past, they were pretty good, but I think I like this recipe much better. If cooked properly the outside is nice and crispy with moist and tender fish on the inside. Fishing wise I, had some pretty good fishing trips during the summer months, but I did not get out as much as I would like to. So because of the lack of fish I decided to use Tilapia for this recipe, and they were perfect. For fresh fish, crappies, bluegills or perch would be perfect for this recipe. Give this Crispy Fried Fish Recipe a try with your next catch, or cheat like I did, and go to the store and buy some. Enjoy


1 egg

1 1/2 cups beer

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 pound Tilapia, bluegill or perch

2 cups crushed cornflake crumbs

1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

Oil for frying or use a deep fryer

Serves 4


1. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, beer, flour, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Place fish in the bowl, and thoroughly coat with the mixture.

fish batter talapia

2. Using a plastic bag, and a rolling pin crush the cornflake crumbs. In a separate medium bowl, mix the cornflake crumbs and Cajun seasoning.(I like to use a glass pie plate for the crumbs) Dip the fish in the crumb mixture, and thoroughly coat all sides.

corn flake crumbs corn flake crumbs

3.  In a large, heavy skillet (medium high), or deep fryer, heat the oil to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). Fry the fish until golden brown, and flesh is easily flaked with a fork.

cooking fish fried fish

Crispy Fried Fish