Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tasty Tuesday-Steampunked Fish and Chips

My grandmother recently told me how my Nana (her mother) used to make fish and chips.  Nana lived in England in the late 1800's.  I decided to make this recipe while reading The Clockwork Three by Matthew Kirby.  Although the book is not set in England, the time period made me think of my European heritage and it gave me warm and fuzzies to make the recipe while reading the book.  Fish and chips go well with a steampunk setting.  Enjoy this authentic recipe.

Steampunked Fish and Chips

1 pound fresh halibut(I purchased mine from a fish market.  It made six servings)
Batter for Halibut:
Flour, salt, a pinchh of baking powder, with enough water to make it the consistency of pancake mix.  Note: I came home in a rush and just substituted pancake batter and it worked great!
Pat the fish with paper towels until dry.  Dip in batter.  Deep fat fry until golden brown.

Cut desired amount of potatoes into french fry shapes(I used a Pampered Chef crinkle cutter).  Deep fat fry until golden brown.  Season with salt and malt vinegar.


  1. Oh sudden craving for fish and chips! I never thought about using pancake batter as a fry batter, what a good idea. And these sound so good. Yummmy!

  2. +JMJ+

    I feel a sudden craving coming on, too! =P And I just read a Steampunk novel myself, although it wasn't as down to earth and homey as this recipe would suggest. =)

  3. oh my word. those look unbelievably yummy!

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