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Scottish Recipes: Fish And ChipsScottish Recipes: Fish And Chips

Wherever you go in Scotland you'll see a Fish And Chip Shop. It's basically the Fast Food of Scotland and I have fond memories of summer evenings spent sitting down Anstruther Harbour in Fife, watching the tide come in as I ate my Fish and Chips.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 pounds white-flesh fish, boneless (cod, snapper, haddock, grouper)
1 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
teaspoon salt
teaspoon white pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable seasoning
Batter (recipe follows)
Chips (French fries), fresh cooked
Malt vinegar

  1. Cut fish into fingers about 2 oz each and place in a glass or stainless steel pan.
  2. Mix lemon juice with Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and vegetable seasoning.
  3. Pour over fish and marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour, turning every so often to coat fish.
  4. Remove fish from marinade, drain, dip in batter and deep fry in hot oil for about 5 minutes, turning to brown both sides, if necessary.
  5. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.
  6. Serve with chips and malt vinegar.

Batter:
cup cornstarch
2 2/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1 cups water
2 egg yolks
1/3 cup flat beer
2 teaspoons baking powder

  1. Mix cornstarch, flour, salt, sugar, and pepper.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat water, egg yolks, and beer together with a whisk and slowly add dry ingredients.
  3. Continue to mix with whisk until mixture is smooth.
  4. Stir in baking powder.
  5. Makes enough batter to coat 3 pounds of fish.

Chips ( French Fries )
6 medium potatoes
Cooking Fat or Oil
Salt

  1. Wash and peel potatoes and slice lengthwise 4 or 5 times, then slice again into strips 4 or 5 times.
  2. Deep fry in fat or oil until brown, chips should rise near the top when they are done.
  3. Salt to taste.

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