Fish and Chips

Serve alongside Dill Tartar Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 medium russet potatoes about 1 pound
  • Canola oil
  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 1 bottle cold gluten-free beer or sparkling water 12-oz
  • 3/4 lb skinless haddock or cod fillets cut diagonally into 2-inch pieces

Instructions

  1. Bring large pot of salted water to boil. Cut the potatoes into 1/4-inch thick matchsticks. Cook the potatoes in boiling water just until beginning to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Using slotted spoon or tongs, transfer potato sticks to colander to drain. Remove to a cutting board and pat the potatoes dry.
  2. Pour enough canola oil into a large heavy pot to reach the depth of 4 inches. Heat oil to 350°F. If you don't have a thermometer, you can fry a few test potatoes. The oil should bubble immediately and the potatoes should bob around, not sink, and become golden brown within a matter of minutes. Working in batches, add the potatoes to the oil and fry until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel lined baking sheet to drain. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Return the oil to 350°F.
  4. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, whisk 1 1/2 cups rice flour with the beer. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  5. Pat the fish pieces dry and season with salt. Put the remaining flour in a shallow bowl or plate and dredge the fish, shaking off excess. Coat the fish in the batter, one at a time, and fry in batches - about 4 or 5 per batch. Cook, rotating in the pot, until golden-brown and cooked through, about 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain.
  6. Season the fish and chips with sea salt and serve immediately with plenty of Dill Tartar Sauce for dipping. Wrap the chips up in a parchment paper cone - or newspaper! - for an added touch.
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