Fakeaway – British Classic – Beer Batter Fish and Chips

If you were to ask a Brit what food sums the UK you would probably get one of 2 answers Roast Beef and Yorkshire Puddings or Fish and Chips. (Other answers are available 😉)

Today I am going for fish and chips. Beer Battered Cod, with Homemade Oven Chips.


I bought some frozen cod fillets from Aldi, I have defrosted them, before coating in a Beer Batter.


The batter is very simple, 50g plain flour, 50g corn flour, a good pinch of salt and enough lager to make a thickish batter – the consistency you want is thick enough to cling to the fish.

I am heating Veg oil in a wide shallow pan, don’t fill it more than 2/3rds and heat it gently – you can of course use a deep fat fryer, ours is too small to cope with this.


I have preheated the oven, to 200, cut a medium Potato per person into Chips, into a oven tray drizzle Veg oil, salt and pepper, ensure all the chips are evenly covered – into the oven for 30-40 minutes, turning to make sure they are Crispy on all sides.



About 10 minutes before the chips are ready, I lightly flour the cod fillets.


Using tongs, dip each fillet into the batter, and slowly into the hot fat


I am doing these 1 at a time, as I want to keep the oil hot and the batter crisp.


I drain them in kitchen paper, and pop into the oven on a tray whilst I cook the rest.


Out come the chips, and the warm Crispy fish.  A blob of Tartar sauce and you are good to go – Yumm 😍


Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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