Over the weekend I felt like going out somewhere so we had a family day out in Brighton.
I love Brighton, a young, happening place, full of interesting and original shops, lots of little nice cafes and restaurants, alternative people and of course, the sea, which makes all the difference.
You can't miss the smell of fish and chips on the sea front. A classic British seaside dish.
I was inspired by my trip and so thought of making it at home. Traditionally English chips should be chunky but I made mine more like French fries, just because I like them. In traditional fish and chips shops this dish is often served with mushy peas and sometimes a slice of white buttered bread... all washed down with a nice cup of tea!
- Prep Time : 30 minutes
- Cook Time : 45 minutes
Heat plenty of oil in a pan (or if you have a fryer even better) and when it is hot (you can test it by dipping one of the chips into the oil, if you get bubbles then the oil is ready to use), fry them in batches so they won't stick together. It will take about 30 minutes, they are ready when they get a slightly golden look.
Cut the fish fillet into slices and roll it in flour. Beat the egg with the milk and dip the fish in it. Then roll it into the breadcrumbs and fry both sides in hot oil until golden (about 8-10 minutes).
Sprinkle some salt on the chips and on the fish and some vinegar if you like.
Views from Brighton beach: