Fish & chips

27 March 2020 / Posted in Easy meals
Fish & chips

Good old fashioned fish and chips has to be one of the most iconic takeaways you can have. It's a simple meal to prepare at home too, that might induce nostalgic memories of summer holidays and the sea. Although it's not a healthy meal, we're thinking its ok to indulge a little every now and then.

Fish & chips

Fish & chips

From the AMC Book
Serves 6 - 8

1 extra large egg, lightly beaten
140 g (250 ml) self-raising flour
5 ml dried mustard powder
200 ml beer, soda water or cold water
1.2  - 1.5 kg fresh hake, cut into portions
60 g (100 ml) cake flour
Oil for deep-frying
8 - 10 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into strips


  1. Batter: Whisk an egg in an AMC 24 cm Dome. Sieve self-raising flour, mustard and seasoning over the egg. Mix well and gradually whisk liquid until smooth, leave batter to stand for 15 minutes. 
  2. Heat an AMC 24 cm Gourmet Dome Fry Pan over a medium heat until the Visiotherm®️ reaches the first red area. 
  3. Dip the fish into flour, shake off excess and dip in batter. Pour a thin layer of oil in the frying pan and fry the portions for 7 - 10 minutes on each side, or until cooked and golden brown. Drain well and repeat with remaining fish.
  4. Meanwhile, heat an AMC 30 cm Gourmet Frying Pan or AMC Electric Frying Pan over a medium temperature, probe on 6, until the Visiotherm®️ reaches the first red area. Add oil. Allow a few minutes for the oil to heat up. (A chip should fry immediately and not sink to the bottom.)
  5. Fry chips in batches, until almost golden brown, spoon out with a slotted spoon and drain. Repeat with the rest of the chips and then fry the chips for a second time. (This will result in crispier chips.) Season to taste with salt and vinegar. 
  6. Serve with lemon wedges and Tartare sauce. 


  • Frozen fillets can be used, allow to thaw for 30 minutes only. 
  • Use batter recipe for strips of meat, pork, chicken, calamari, prawns or vegetables.
  • Substitute mustard with dried mixed herbs, dried dill, turmeric and fish masala or any herbs of your choice.