Homemade Fish and Chips

Homemade Fish and Chips

By 20/05/2012

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


Peel the potatoes; cut them with a chip cutter or with a knife into a cigarette shape; put them in a colander and rinse them under the tap ( to wash the starch off). Dry them well with a towel.

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.

Homemade fish and chips


The Royal Pavillon in Brighton
Brighton Pavillion

Views from Brighton beach:

Brighton beach
Brighton beach
Brighton beach
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29 Responses to Homemade Fish and Chips

  1. simple baking

    Classic fish and chips!! Simple and very comforting :D.Congrats on your award Alida!! You and your awesome blog totally deserve it and many more 😀

  2. simran

    i love fish n chips!!!!!!and i love the way you've presented it….very nicely done.

  3. SONIA

    Me encantan las Fish & chips!!! se ven riquisimas. Y las fotos realmente lindas. Besos Alida.

  4. Pegasuslegend

    beautifully done, congrats on your awards and generousity! have a great weekend wonderful photos you shared with us thank you

  5. Lauralovescakes

    It looks like you had a great day out, I love Brighton! I'm very impressed that you made your own Fish and Chips…did you eat some from the Fish and Chip shop in Brighton too? 🙂

  6. Catherine

    Dear Alida, Looks delicious. Homemade fish and chips are one of my favorites. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  7. All That I'm Eating

    Never been to Brighton but really want to, can't beat fish and chips homemade or take away!

  8. Javelin Warrior

    Alida, this sounds wonderful. I'm a big fan of fish and chips and I actually also prefer the "french fry" version of fries. When I want to indulge in fried food, I was it crispy and crunchy vs. thick and fluffy. I'm so happy you decided to share with Made with Love Mondays and I bet this was delicious…

  9. Choclette

    Wow, I haven't been to Brighton since I was a small girl. Isn't that pavilion amazing, it certainly doesn't look as though it belongs in a British seaside town. Being a vegetarian, I don't eat fish, but I can manage the chips 😉 Yours look lovely. Don't quite understand the obsession we have with putting vinegar on our chips – it's not for me.Really like the way you've dealt with your awards – very well done for getting them.

  10. Anyol

    Ships de patatas, que ricas.

  11. Gloria

    I love homemade fish look really nice:)

  12. Betsy

    yum…I love fish and chips!

  13. Una Semplice Passione

    O I miss the sea now that I'm living in Switzerland, it sure makes all the difference!

  14. Kit @ i-lostinausten

    Congrats dear Alida! You deserves all these awards & many more! Love fish & chips & these looks really tasty & great comforting food indeed! Never been to Brighton before but would like to visit it some day! Looks really lovely ! 🙂

  15. archi

    Lovely and simple fish. No cod here, but kingklip or hake is next best. Congratulations on the awards!

  16. Ozlem's Turkish Table

    Yummy fish and chips – nothing beats homemade : ) Oh, also loved your seaside photos, so wonderful to be by the water, many thanks for sharing!

  17. Giovanna

    Mi piace molto fish and chips! Complimenti per i premi!Un bacio e buona settimana

  18. Vanessa @ Cakes and Teacups

    yummm I'll have mine with some malt vinegar please : ) what a fun and relaxing place to be. I love the sound of ocean waves.

  19. The View From The Table

    Oh Alida it looks like you had a great day. We were in Brighton a few weeks ago too, I forget how beautiful the pavilion is each time I see it. I don't eat fish either but I'll take the chips please! x

  20. Dolcemeringa Ombretta

    Buonissimo il fish and chips handmade:-) l ho mangiato a Londra a Camden town ed era favoloso ora lo rifaccio con la tua ricettina:-) baci

  21. La cucina di Molly

    Che piatto delizioso cara Alida! Pesce e patatine li adoro e tu li hai preparati come piacciono a me! Complimenti per le foto bellissime e per i premi meritatissimi!Ciao

  22. Angie's Recipes

    oh beach…what a great place to relax and enjoy yourself!The fish and chips look mouthwatering.

  23. Marina@Picnic at Marina

    Oh dear, I need some beach… a lot of it actually..:)

  24. Akila

    Wow very yummy… Just love it

  25. Rita

    Fantastic photos! That had to be the perfect fish and chip meal.Rita

  26. Petro Neagu

    Hi Alida,First of all, thank you so much for your kind words on the award and especially for passing it to your other blogger friends.As for the fish and chips, yours look much, much better than what I had in England so I presume you've put a bit of personality and soul in there :)I love the Brighton Pavilion picture, the building is amazing! Thanks for sharing !Hugs

  27. Lenia

    Sembra buonissimo!Un bacione,carina!

  28. Baking Addict

    Love fish and chips – homemade is so much healthier and nicer! Congrats on your awards – well deserved!

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