Traditional english fish and chips

Main Dish
4 servings
10 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
400 g Cod fillet, portion to 100gm each

¾ cup All purpose flour

1 teaspoon Baking powder

A pinch Paprika powder

1 cup Beer optional, you can change to milk/water

Flour for dusting

Oil for deep frying

Lemon, malt vinegar and tartar sauce


  • In a bowl, sieve the flour, baking powder, salt, paprika powder and mix well.
  • Then gently pour in the beer, water or milk and gently mix well until all is dissolved.
  • Let the mixture rest in a chiller for at least 15 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in the deep fryer or wok to 380°F.
  • Lightly dust the cod with flour, then dip the fillet in to the batter, then transfer it to the hot oil and cook until golden brown.
  • Remove from the oil and make sure it is totally dry by using a strong paper kitchen towel.



Terrie True, 20/06/2018

We live in Wisconsin where Friday Night Fish Fry is part of the culture. I've tasted so many different recipes. My son prepared Atlantic cod using this recipe tonight and, truly, it was the best fish I've ever eaten. Crispy, golden, flavorful, delicious! He used a dark German beer.

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