Fried Hake and Chips
Fresh hake in a delicious beer batter....mmmmm!! I use beer which is local to South Africa. I think most South Africans will use Black Label but I've come to enjoy Castle and even Windhoek but when it comes to making this fish batter, Castle will do just fine. So my advice to you, use what you like :0)
1½ cups of cake flour (keep extra for later)
5ml baking powder
340ml castle lager beer (this is a nice local beer to South Africans, so whichever one suits your palate - use)
salt and pepper
4 hake fillets
oil for frying
tartar sauce for serving
Mix all the batter ingredients together in a bowl
Heat a frying pan with just enough oil to halfway cover the fish, roughly 4cm oil in the pan
Dip the hake into the batter
Shake off the excess
Fry in the heated oil for about 5 minutes on each side (nice and golden) and drain on kitchen paper to rid it of extra oil
* Oven cook your frozen chips OR on the stove-top – whichever you choose
* And drain your chips after cooking
Serve the fish and chips with lemon wedges and tartar sauce.
Alternatively to fried chips, you can make potato cakes. They are just as yummy a side to fish as chips is (to me even better!).
This recipe serves 4
Instead of fried chips
- Potato Cakes
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