Classic Fish and Chips is a big favorite at this Nest! Tender Mild seasoned cod, dipped in a copy cat Long John Silvers batter… and fried till golden and crispy! Served with Oven Baked Potato Wedges. It’s YUM personified.
Growing up in California… “Mr. Nest” and myself developed a deep abiding L.O.V.E. of seafood! Deep!
One of our favorites…Classic English Fish and Chips. Honestly there is nothing better than breaking into a flaky piece of mild cod, or halibut, dipped in a crispy flavorful batter. Squeeze a little lemon over those golden pieces of fish and it’s Heaven. Pure Heaven!
I decided to give our favorite classic a try! It can be a little tricky frying fish. You don’t want it oil logged and you don’t want it still flipping on the table either! (I know I don’t want it flip flopping on my table or my stomach!) Getting your oil to a prefect temp is crucial!
This recipe is Super TASTY! We both went NUTS over this recipe! If you love Fish and Chips you are going to love this recipe.
How To Make Fish and Chips
Start with the “chips”… they take a little longer to cook. I decided to do “baked” chips. (Ya know…keeping it healthy! Like diet coke with pizza!)
Wash, and slice 2 Golden Potatoes.
Place sliced potatoes in a large gallon zip lock bag. Drizzle with Olive Oil. Season with Garlic Salt, Pepper, and Old Bay Seasoning.
Zip the bag closed and toss to coat. Mush them around in there. They should be well coated. (Like a bathing beauty sun tanning in Mexico!)
Place on a large baking sheet. Pop in a 375° preheated oven. Set the timer for 15 minutes. Turn potato wedges over and continue to bake until golden brown.
While the potatoes are baking…rinse and pat 1 lb of cod dry. Cut into strips. Place fish on paper towels to absorb any extra moisture.
TIP: You can also use Halibut if you like that better than Cod. I loved the Cod.
Season with Old Bay Seasoning.
TIP: Don’t skip this step…it adds a depth of flavor to the fish.
In a medium bowl add 3/4 cup of flour, 2 Tablespoons corn starch, 1/4 tsp. baking soda, 1/4 tsp. baking powder, 1/8 tsp. salt, 1/8 tsp. garlic powder, 1/8 tsp. onion powder, and 1/2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning.
Whisk all dry ingredients together.
Add 3/4 cup warm water. Mix well until batter is smooth and there are no lumps.
Heat 3 inches of oil to 375° in a dutch oven. Once batter is hot dip fish fillets in the batter.
Lift fish out with a fork. Carefully set fish into the hot oil. If fish should stick to the bottom of the pan, carefully lift it with a fork.
Let fry 4-5 minutes on each side still golden brown.
Carefully remove from hot oil using a slotted spoon to remove from oil.
TIP: Place on an open rack on top of a sheet pan. Keep warm in oven while you are cooking remaining fish. Placing the fish on top of an open rack over a baking pan, helps to keep the fish crisp.
I had extra batter and a zucchini sitting around…Soooooooo…I cut that zucchini up into wedges and dunked them in the left over batter and fried them up! (Ooops! There goes that “healthy” alternative down the ol’ toilet! We still have our diet soda’s to redeem us!)
Place those golden “oven baked” seasoned “chips” on a plate or in a basket. Lay that crispy golden fish on top. Place zucchini next to it and sprinkle with grated Parmesan Cheese. (Now stand back and just admire that plate of YUM!)
Serve with lemon wedges and tarter sauce! If you’re a lover of Malt Vinegar…go for it!
I personally think it’s imperative that the fish has a little splash of lemon! Makes my mouth water just thinking about it.
Dig in! Close your eyes and take a great big bite and transport yourself to your favorite seaside village. It’s SO GOOD! If you’re a lover of fish like we are…you’re gonna love this recipe!
Easy Favorite Seafood Recipes
- Seafood and Crab Boil for Two or more
- Air Fryer Lobster Tails with Lemon Butter
- Lump Crab Cakes with Homemade Tarter Sauce
- Creamy Tuscan Salmon with Lobster Ravioli
- Shrimp Po’boy Sandwiches
- Southern Salmon Patties with Grits
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!
Classic Fish and Chips
Cod or Halibut dipped in a seasoned batter and fried to a golden crisp! It's Classic fish and chips and it's YUMMY!
- 1 lb. fish fillets, cod or halibut
- 3/4 cup of flour
- 2 Tablespoons corn starch
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
- 3/4 cup warm water
- Oil for frying
- 2 large golden potatoes, washed and sliced
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- Salt, Pepper, and Old Bay Seasoning to taste
- 1 large zucchini sliced into wedges
- Parmesan cheese as garnish
- Place sliced potato wedges in a large zip lock bag, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt, pepper, and Old Bay Seasoning. Shake bag to coat potatoes.
- Pre-heat oven to 375°
- Place potato wedges on baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn potato wedges over and cook an additional 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove and serve with fish.
- Wash, pat dry, cut fish into strips and season with Old Bay Seasoning.
- In a medium bowl place flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and additional seasonings. Mix with wire whisk.
- Add 3/4 cup of warm water. Mix will until batter is smooth without lumps.
- Heat 3 inches of oil in a dutch oven to 375°
- Once hot, dip your fish fillets in the batter and carefully set into the hot oil.
- Fry 4-5 minutes on each side till golden brown.
- Place on a cooling rack on top of a baking sheet. Keep in warm oven until all the fish is fried.
- Serve with lemon, tartar sauce, or malt vinegar.
- Cut Zucchini into wedges and dip in remaining batter. Fry until golden brown and sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 537Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 661mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 49g
Saturday 26th of November 2022
My wife and I both love this recipe!! We don't have Old Bay seasoning here but I use some dill, lemon zest, paprika and pepper instead. It's a great batter - I slice peppers, zucchini and onions and dip them in the batter (since there's always left over).
Wednesday 30th of November 2022
Hi Alan! Can I come to your house for dinner! I love the addition of the peppers, squash, and onions! WOW!!! Yummy! Thanks for stopping by and sharing. I'm so glad you enjoy this recipe. Have a great week! Norine
Tuesday 14th of September 2021
The consistency of the breading was amazing and the cooking directions were perfect!! However it needs much more flavor/seasoning. The batter was very bland. Next time I make it, I may double the amount of seasoning and see of that helps. Or sub veggie stock or beer for the liquid. Overall still delicious.
Thursday 16th of September 2021
Hi Kat! I think adding beer would really give this recipe the extra "pop" of flavor you're looking for! I've also found adding a little more "Old Bay" can really kick it up too. Thanks for stopping by and sharing. Please come back again soon.
Tuesday 18th of May 2021
Classic Fish and Chips. Just did the fish. followed the recipe and it turned out perfect. Used freshly caught pickerel. Thank you for the great recipe
Friday 21st of May 2021
Hi Paula! I'm glad you enjoyed this recipe! It is one of my very favorites! Your freshly caught fish sounds delicious. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you'll stop by again soon. Happy Nesting! Norine
Wednesday 12th of May 2021
May I add beer??
Wednesday 12th of May 2021
YES!!! You sure can! Was that a cooking question or a permission question? LOL Just kidding. Yes, you can add beer and it will add a wonderful flavor! Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by! Norine
Friday 19th of February 2021
1/8 tsp onion and garlic powders?
Monday 22nd of February 2021
Hi Bridget! Yes! I'm so sorry! I had no idea that I had forgot to put those exact measurements in the recipe card. My apologies and thank you for bringing it to my attention. Hope you'll have a great week! Happy Nesting! Norine