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PostPosted: 13:40 - 29 Nov 2019    Post subject: Fish shop batter Reply with quote

Bought fresh fish for first time in ages yesterday, what's the recipe for it, ours never seems to come out as good as chippies.
Nearest I get seems to be simple flour, water and a bit of salt.
Any special trick like make an hour beforehand?
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PostPosted: 14:11 - 29 Nov 2019    Post subject: Re: Fish shop batter Reply with quote

doggone wrote:
Bought fresh fish for first time in ages yesterday, what's the recipe for it, ours never seems to come out as good as chippies.
Nearest I get seems to be simple flour, water and a bit of salt.
Any special trick like make an hour beforehand?


Self raising flour, beer, salt. Leave to ferment a little.
Most of it is in the fryer though. Use a chip pan and it'll be pants. You needs a decent sized deep fat fryer really.

I used to be a chef when I was younger and often battered myself something to shove in a bit of French stick for my tea.
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PostPosted: 17:08 - 29 Nov 2019    Post subject: Re: Fish shop batter Reply with quote

mpd72 wrote:

Self raising flour, beer, salt. Leave to ferment a little.
Most of it is in the fryer though. Use a chip pan and it'll be pants. You needs a decent sized deep fat fryer really.

Or if you don't like the taste of beer batter, use some sparkling water instead.
+1 for leaving it to stand for an hour or so.
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+1 for a decent fryer with decent oil in it.
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PostPosted: 20:14 - 29 Nov 2019    Post subject: Re: Fish shop batter Reply with quote

mpd72 wrote:
doggone wrote:
Bought fresh fish for first time in ages yesterday, what's the recipe for it, ours never seems to come out as good as chippies.
Nearest I get seems to be simple flour, water and a bit of salt.
Any special trick like make an hour beforehand?


Self raising flour, beer, salt. Leave to ferment a little.
Most of it is in the fryer though. Use a chip pan and it'll be pants. You needs a decent sized deep fat fryer really.

I used to be a chef when I was younger and often battered myself something to shove in a bit of French stick for my tea.


Chef my Arse.

Gordon Ramsey would have battered you.


OP

Baking powder added to your flour makes it fluff up more.

Pat fresh fish dry.
Dip in beaten egg both sides.
Dip in flour both sides
Dip in your rested batter.

Deep fry in Rape seed oil. Its as hot AF and drains well.

Salt, vinegar, Brown Sauce, Tartar to taste.

Made myself Fucking hungry now.
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PostPosted: 20:48 - 29 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use a good quality veg oil or dripping.


Never olive oil.
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PostPosted: 07:41 - 30 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seriously concerned by people not using eggs in batter mixes!

There's also a 'council' way to cook fish and not a batter mix at all.

Prepare fish.
Make a small heap of any old flour - old will do as long as it's insect free.
Add salt and pepper to the mix.
Blend mix with fingers.
Drop fish into it and thoroughly coat it - it's now ready for frying.

Use a large hot frying pan with a small dribble of oil (not olive - that's for 2-T bikes). Get it quite hot but not smoking.
Drop floured fish in and flash fry both sides. Make sure it's cooked - doesn't take long.

Serve with nothing more than processed peas (yup) and a slice of crusty bread with butter on.
Goes well with wine.

I used to work on a North Sea fishing trawler and that was my fave food from it. My preferred fish was fresh whiting caught that day.
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PostPosted: 16:58 - 02 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sister Sledge wrote:
Seriously concerned by people not using eggs in batter mixes!


Egg should only go in Yorkshire pudding or pancake batter mix.
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PostPosted: 21:45 - 02 Dec 2019    Post subject: Re: Fish shop batter Reply with quote

doggone wrote:
Bought fresh fish for first time in ages yesterday, what's the recipe for it, ours never seems to come out as good as chippies.
Nearest I get seems to be simple flour, water and a bit of salt.
Any special trick like make an hour beforehand?


in new zealand most the rural chippies had the option for anglers coming in with their catches, and cooking it up for them with some chips

Probably wouldn't go down well in a British one though. Laughing
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PostPosted: 09:33 - 03 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't believe no-ones put forward a recipe for 'battered sausage'..
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PostPosted: 12:22 - 03 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

My wife likes the taste of battered sausage.
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PostPosted: 13:22 - 03 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nobby the Bastard wrote:
My wife likes the taste of battered sausage.


..thanks, that's what we needed.
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PostPosted: 16:25 - 03 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Local to me there's this famous caterer, an old lady in her 70's, goes by the name of Eileen.

Whatever kitchen she happens to work in, & she moves around a bit, whether it's chippy, pub, restaurant, sandwich bar, cafe' whatever, she has this loyal band of followers.

Her fried fish batter is to die for. Absolutely no trace of oil, dry as a bone & it literally explodes on your tongue in a thousand bubbles, a bit like a cross between champagne & sherbert.

The best thing is, she's a bit like Dave Allen's missing finger tip, if you ever ask her the recipe she spins a different yarn everytime Smile
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PostPosted: 16:51 - 03 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

JackButler wrote:


Her fried fish batter is to die for. Absolutely no trace of oil, dry as a bone & it literally explodes on your tongue in a thousand bubbles, a bit like a cross between champagne & sherbert.



Can you kidnap her.
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PostPosted: 17:08 - 03 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

doggone wrote:
JackButler wrote:


Her fried fish batter is to die for. Absolutely no trace of oil, dry as a bone & it literally explodes on your tongue in a thousand bubbles, a bit like a cross between champagne & sherbert.



Can you kidnap her.


All possibilities have been explored & I did once ask her to marry me, just to get the secret you understand . . .

I can envisage Eileen hangin' by her wrists from a barn roof somewhere here-a-bouts, totally stripped naked & whipped so close to death that she's ignoring those around her & instead she's whispering into Death's ear, "fuck you, & the Horse you rode in on".
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PostPosted: 15:52 - 10 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nobby the Bastard wrote:
My wife likes the taste of battered sausage.


With cheese? asking for Ste.

We Found 22 Clips With "Battered Sausage"
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PostPosted: 13:32 - 08 Jan 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got it spot on yesterday with Coley fillet.
Self raising flour, good dollop of baking powder, splash of white vinegar, salt/pepper to taste then mix to just the right consistency with water.
Really nice crispy bits and the odd bit inside still gorgeously squishy.
Exact amounts are just common sense really.

You just have to watch it doesn't touch the bottom of your fryer for long at first before it floats - or you can get a burnt spot.
For same reason you might have to cut the fillets in half or whatever.
A larger fryer this is less of a problem but oil does need to be on the hot side.
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PostPosted: 15:58 - 08 Jan 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

No need for self-raising - the water content (beer etc.) should create plenty of air in it as it turns into steam. Adding corn-flour can add crunch; I do this sometimes. Batter should be pretty runny in my experience. Hot oil makes a massive difference - rapeseed is best in my opinion (the "vegetable oil" in supermarkets it usually this, vs posh cold-pressed rapeseed oil which is very expensive). I suspect big fryers work better because there's more heat in all that oil to dissipate the cold fish/batter, a small plan on the hob is going to get cooled down quite a bit by comparison. I'd compensate at home by using a thick pan if you can and crank the heat right up when you're adding to the pan, let the temperature stabilise before bringing it back down to a medium heat
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PostPosted: 08:15 - 09 Jan 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

King29 wrote:
Nobby the Bastard wrote:
My wife likes the taste of battered sausage.


With cheese? asking for Ste.

We Found 22 Clips With "Battered Sausage"


Actually, it's a genuine category on those select sites that show such footage. It's not fake either.
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PostPosted: 18:19 - 09 Jan 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

We do it in a version of Tempura batter, better for you.
1 cup rice flower
1 cup chilled sparkling water (put in the freezer 1 hour before needed)
2 egg whites
Mix egg whites and flour, it will be lumpy. Add water and mix until smooth, should coat the back of a spoon. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pat the fish dry with kitchen towel then roll in some rice flour.
While you're doing this heat some high temp oil in a pan, I use sunflower oil. Heat to at least 200c, I use a food temp probe to check.
Give batter mix a final whisk and dip the fish in coating it all over then straight in the pan. 2 good size cod loins will be done in 5 minutes.
Crispy and light! Also good foe tempura prawns (2 minutes) and tempura veg, broccoli, carrot pre blanched.

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