Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Authentic Fish and Chips
I can’t take any credit for the sumptuous feast you see pictured here, other than to share my very simple recipe for homemade chips. I found this incredible gluten free fish and chips recipe from the website of a very talented Canadian gluten free chef named Trina Astor-Stewart and it knocked our socks off! What a joy to be able to enjoy fried breaded fish and beer, for the first time in eight months! As I progress in my own cooking ability I will definitely try to make homemade salmon and chips from my own original recipe, and then post it to share with my readers… so stay tuned and for now, dive into a luxurious greasy basket of these!
p.s. It seems a little bit blasphemous for a Californian to try and create fish and chips as delicious as those made in Britain or Canada but…with respect… I’ll sure try!
Crispy Homemade Potato Chips Recipe
(to accompany Trina’s amazing fish)
What You’ll Need:
2.5 lbs small russet potatoes
Fresh ground black pepper
How It Works:
Preheat your oven to 250 degrees.
Slice your potatoes in very thin rounds (as thin as a sharp knife will let you – no more than 1/8 inch thick). Heat canola oil in a wok or actual fryer until a drop of water sizzles (but does not smoke) when flicked on top of the oil. Fry potatoes for 6 – 8 minutes until golden brown on both sides, turning them over half way through to make sure they are fried evenly.
When fried, place them on a stainless steel cookie sheet covered with parchment paper and dust on both sides with sea salt, fresh milled black pepper and cayenne pepper to taste. Place in your preheated oven to keep warm until time to serve.
Striving Chef’s Modifications to Trina’s Outstanding Fish Recipe…
In addition to the original salt and peppering of the fish, we added an additional dusting of garlic powder to both sides before dredging it in the flour mixture.
In lieu of Herbs Provencal we used ½ tsp rosemary, ½ tsp basil and ½ tsp thyme. Yum!
For maximum satisfaction, serve fish and chips with a nice cold gluten free Redbridge Beer!