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Classic Fish and Chips Recipe

Updated on September 12, 2014
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The Best Classic Fish and Chips Recipe

This Classic Fish and Chips Recipe is perfect for St. Patricks Day. St. Patrick's Day. Nothing makes a better snack for this Irish holiday than the popular food served in Pubs all over Ireland.

You will love how easy it is to learn how to make this Classic Fish and Chips Recipe. Just follow the recipe directions below, or watch the featured recipe cooking videos.

Be sure to try this Classic Fish and Chips Recipe that is fast and easy to make. I hope you enjoy making this simple recipe for fish and chips.

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 4


  • 4 large potatoes peeled and cut into strips
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 1/2 pounds cod fillets


  1. Step 1: Place potatoes in a medium-size bowl of cold water.
  2. Step 2: In a separate medium-size mixing bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Step 3: Stir in the milk and egg; stir until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Step 4: Let mixture stand for 20 minutes.
  5. Step 5: Preheat the oil in a large pot or electric skillet to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  6. Step 6: Fry the potatoes in the hot oil until they are tender.
  7. Step 7: Drain them on paper towels.
  8. Step 8: Dredge the fish in the batter, one piece at a time, and place them in the hot oil.
  9. Step 9: Fry until the fish is golden brown.
  10. Step 10: If necessary, increase the heat to maintain the 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) temperature.
  11. Step 11: Drain well on paper towels.
  12. Step 12: Fry the potatoes again for 1 to 2 minutes for added crispness.
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Fish and Chips Recipe Nutritional Information

Amount Per ServingCalories: 782 | Total Fat: 26.2g | Cholesterol: 131mg

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    • Natalie W Schorr profile image

      Natalie W Schorr 3 years ago

      Looks so yummy!

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I love it!

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      LouisaDembul 5 years ago

      My kids love fish and chips, I make it quite often.

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      queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

      Now you have me craving fish and chips! =(

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      gatornic15 6 years ago

      I will have to try this recipe.

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      Joan4 6 years ago

      Yummy fish and chips!

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      Holley Web 6 years ago

      Makes me really hungry :)

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      Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      omg, I want fish and chips right now!

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      aishu19 6 years ago

      I love fish and chips anytime of the year