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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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