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Classic Fish and Chips

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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 I developed a deep abiding L.O.V.E. of seafood! Deep!

Classic Fish and Chips

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!

Basket full of Classic Fish and Chips

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.

Washed and Sliced 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!)

Golden Potatoes in a zip lock bag

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.

Golden Potatoes on baking sheet

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.

Cod seasoned with Old Bay

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.

Flour and spices for batter

Whisk all dry ingredients together.

Whisked flour ingredients

Add 3/4 cup warm water.  Mix well until batter is smooth and there are no lumps.

Fish batter

Heat 3 inches of oil to 375° in a Dutch oven.  Once batter is hot dip fish fillets in the batter.

Fish Fillets in 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.

Fish frying in oil

Carefully remove from hot oil using a slotted spoon to remove from oil.

Fish Fried and cooling on rack

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 leftover 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!)

Fish and Chips with fried zucchini

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!

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!

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Yield: 4 servings

Classic Fish and Chips

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!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 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



  1. 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.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 375°
  3. Place potato wedges on baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn potato wedges over and cook an additional 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Remove and serve with fish.


  1. Wash, pat dry, cut fish into strips and season with Old Bay Seasoning.
  2. In a medium bowl place flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and additional seasonings. Mix with wire whisk.
  3. Add 3/4 cup of warm water. Mix will until batter is smooth without lumps.
  4. Heat 3 inches of oil in a dutch oven to 375°
  5. Once hot, dip your fish fillets in the batter and carefully set into the hot oil.
  6. Fry 4-5 minutes on each side till golden brown.
  7. Place on a cooling rack on top of a baking sheet. Keep in warm oven until all the fish is fried.
  8. Serve with lemon, tartar sauce, or malt vinegar.


  1. Cut Zucchini into wedges and dip in remaining batter. Fry until golden brown and sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese.

Nutrition Information:


4 servings

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 537Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 661mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 49g

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Monday 27th of November 2023

This is a wonderful recipe! Thank you!

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Wednesday 29th of November 2023

Hi Karynne! Thanks! I love this recipe too...and it helps that I LOVE fish and chips! Must be my English blood...but it sure is a dish I crave! Thanks for stopping by and sharing with us. We love hearing from our fellow cooks! Have a wonderful Holiday Season! Norine


Wednesday 30th of August 2023

I made this batter for fish had it for tea it's the best I've ever eaten. A big Thankyou

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Thursday 31st of August 2023

Hi Diane! I'm SO glad you enjoyed this recipe. It is my favorite for fish. Thank so much for stopping by and sharing with us. Hope you'll come back to visit soon. Happy Nesting! Norine


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).

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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.

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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

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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

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