Savoury Saturday: How to make Fish and Chips

All right, the English may not be most famous for their culinary talent, although many fine chefs have appeared over the past years. One example of British food is the all-time classic Fish and Chips (and it is gaining ground in The Netherlands, too!). The proper way  to eat your Fish and Chips is from an old newspaper, but putting it on your favourite plate is fine by us. Serve your dish hot to make sure your fish has a crispy crust. Not one for gluten-free diets, though.

We found an easy-to-make recipe on

Ingredients for the batter

  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 1 tsp (teaspoon) of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of water


  1. Mix flour, salt, and baking powder together in a large bowl.
  2. Preheat a deep fryer filled with rice bran oil.
  3. Combine milk and water in a jug and then add the liquid slowly to the dry ingredients. Whisk until the batter is smooth.
  4. Dip fish or chicken into the batter, allow excess to drip off and then drop straight into a deep fryer.
  5. Deep fry until golden brown and crunchy. Drain on paper towels and then serve with chips and wedges of lemon.

This recipe was created by kimmarie for Best Recipes.

Want to read more about the origins of Fish and Chips?

Fish and Chips is a hot dish of English origin. It consists of fried battered fish and hot potato chips. Normally served as take-away food. Fish and chips made its first appearance in the 1860s and by 1910 there were more than 25,000 fish and chip shops across the UK.

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