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Crispy Fish & Chips


400g (14 oz) plain flour (all-purpose flour), put in the freezer for 15 minutes before using

3 tsp baking powder

½ tsp turmeric

1 cup cornflour (cornstarch)

320ml cold beer

280ml cold soda water

4 x 150g (5 oz) pieces firm white fish (e.g. snapper, barramundi, or cod), kept cold in the fridge until ready to cook

sea salt and pepper

vegetable oil for deep frying

lime wedges to serve

Oven-baked Chips:

6 large potatoes, cut into thin chips, soaked in water for 10 minutes

3 tbsp vegetable oil

2 tsp garlic powder

½ tsp sweet paprika

1 tsp sea salt


½ cup mayonnaise

¼ cup chili sauce


1.Preheat oven to 180°C/355°F.

2.For the oven-baked chips, remove the potato from the water and pat dry with a clean tea towel. Sprinkle over the oil, garlic powder, paprika and salt. Gently toss to coat. Then roast in the oven for 1 hour (turning the chips over halfway).

3.For the Spicy Coconut Sriracha Mayo, mix the ingredients in a small bowl.

4.When ready to serve, heat enough vegetable oil to deep fry in a large, deep frying pan or wok over high heat.

5.In a large bowl, whisk together the cold plain flour, baking powder and turmeric.

6.Place the cornflour in large, wide bowl or tray.

7.Place a paper towel over a baking rack set over a baking tray.