Fish and chips with a modern twist...

As I'm living in Ireland now, traditional 'fish and chips' aren't anything unusual for me. Shop bought versions tend to be very fatty and usually blend in taste. I'm trying to eat a fish minimum once a week - it supposed to be very good for you, so why not give it a try. I had some cod in the freezer so I decided to take a go at this traditional duo. Instead of normal long chips I made some diced ones. It worked out very well and I'm sure I will make it more often.

How to make it...

For the fish:
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 tablespoon corn flour
- pinch of salt
- 2 cod fillets (or an other fish of your choice)
- oil for frying
- 4 potatoes, diced
- oil for frying
- salt for seasoning
- 5 carrots, chopped
- 2 handfuls of green beans
All the above serves 2.

From the egg, both flours and salt make the batter. Leave it for around 30 minutes (so the flour can 'swell'). Cover the fish in the batter and fry till golden brown.
In the meantime fry the potatoes till golden and crispy. I served them with mayo flavoured with chilli powder (I highly encourage you to experiment with other flavours). If you have a time fry them twice - first only a little and then second time just before serving, it rally makes a difference!
Steam the carrot and green beans. By steaming you are keeping all the vitamins and your veges aren't 'watery'.
Arrange everything on the plate, garnish with lemon and eat hot :)


Fish and chips