Homemade Fish & Chips Recipe | My Harry Potter Kitchen II (Recipe 33)
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This week we're serving up a popular seaside treat and world-famous British dish!
This week's recipe can also be found in Chapter Eight - 'The Deathday Party':
"A faint smell of fried fish lingered about the place."
Looks like it's time for a twist on another British classic!
Harry Potter is a British classic - and so are Fish & Chips! This week's recipe is the perfect blend of both worlds as we transport ourselves to the seaside with this traditional fish and chips recipe!
This Beer-Battered Fish and Chips recipe is a magical twist on the classic British meal. Light and flaky battered cod, zesty minted peas (with a Nando's style kick) and lightning bolt chips! This easy fish and chips recipe will have you taking on the chip shop in no time!
If you've been looking for an easy fish and chips recipe follow this simple step-by-step recipe to create your own homemade beer-battered fish and chips!
Harry Potter Fish & Chips Ingredients
For the beer-battered fish recipe
2 cod fillets
pinch salt and pepper
¼ tsp paprika
For the beer batter recipe
1 tsp baking powder
pinch salt and pepper
¼ tsp paprika
For the triple cooked chip recipe
4 white potatoes
For the minted peas recipe
100g fresh or frozen peas
2 cloves garlic
¼ - ½ chilli
5-7 mint leaves
salt and pepper to taste
Oil for frying
Homemade Fish & Chips Method:
For the triple cooked chips, you want to begin by peeling and washing your potatoes before slicing them into 1-inch chips. (Wizard Tip! Check out the video for an easy trick to cut them into lightning bolts!)
Plan a pan of boiling water on a medium-high heat, season with water and then boil the potatoes for 5 minutes. As soon as 5 minutes has passed, remove them from the heat, strain off the water and then place them into ice water to stop the cooking process. Once cool, layer then over a baking tray and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
For the minted pea recipe cook your peas in boiling water for 5 minutes. Strain off the water and then place the pan back onto the heat. Add in your butter and allow to melt.
Peel and crush your garlic, and then cut and de-seed your chilli before dicing finely. Cut your mint leaves into shreds and then add these to the butter. Cook for 1-2 minutes and season with salt and pepper before adding in the cooked peas. Stir through and finish with a squeeze of lime.
Heat your frying oil in a pan to 190c (370F) before removing the chips from the freezer. Fry the chips in small batches for 3 minutes until they go lightly golden. Drain on paper towels while you finish frying the rest.
For the beer-battered cod, place your flour coating ingredients into a bowl - that's the flour, salt, pepper and paprika, and stir through until well combined. Dip the cod fillets in and generously coat both sides.
For the beer batter, add the flour, salt, pepper and paprika into a bowl, mix and then make a well in the middle. Slowly pour the beer into the centre and the whisk through into a light and bubbly batter.
Dip the cod fillets in, coating generously, before pulling them out of the bowl. Allow a little of the batter to drip off and then place into the hot oil (Wizard Tip! Always drop the fish in away from you to prevent splashing). Cook the fish for 2-3 minutes before flipping over. Cook for a further 2-3 minutes and once golden brown, remove from the oil and place on paper towels to drain off any excess oil.
Give your chips one final fry for another 3 minutes until golden brown and fully cooked through. Drain on paper towels and then they're ready to serve
So there you go! If you've ever wondered how chip shop Fish & Chips are made, now you know! If you fancy recreating this one at home be sure to share your pictures on Instagram using the hashtag #MyHarryPotterKitchen and follow @BradBakes - don't forget to tag me too!
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