Getting back into cooking since 2009.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Fish and Chips

All has been quiet on the cooking front lately. I seem to go in and out of cooking phases, and I'm currently 'out', but I'm reading the French Laundry Cookbook and Heat by Bill Buford so I expect I'll have a renewed enthusiasm for cooking soon.

Anyway, this is the sort of dish to cook when you can't be bothered cooking: basic grilled fish and chips. Sweetlips has disappointed us the last few times we've been there, so we thought we'd make some at home.

The fish: season and dust in a little flour, then pan-fry over medium-high heat in butter and a little olive oil. Sprinkle some lemon zest over the top and add a bit of lemon juice and parsley at the end.

The chips: cut into roughly 1cm chips, add to a large pot of cold, salted water. Bring to the boil, then immediately drain. Leave to steam/dry for a few minutes in the colander, then spread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toss them in plenty of olive oil and salt, then roast at 220c for about 40 mins (or until they're nice and crispy).

Serve with a few slices of lemon and tartare sauce.

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