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Byron is in Casco Bay, heading out at the crack of dawn to go deep sea fishing with hopes to catch something for his Fish and Chips recipe.

For Fish

Ingredients

  • 3, 2-3 ounces fillets of cod

  • Stella Beer (blonde/light/wheat)

  • 1 cup flour

  • 1 egg

  • Salt & pepper to taste

  • Garnish: Malt Vinegar, Lemon

Instructions

  1. Portion out your fillet into 2-3 ounces strips

  2. Whisk your egg and add flour to form it into a batter

  3. Now add a bit of beer - the consistency you're looking for is pretty close to pancake batter

  4. Double check that your oil is ~ 300 degrees - because you want the fish to cook and the batter to fry evenly

  5. Dip the fish lightly into the batter and drop it straight into the oil for ~ 10 minutes

  6. Serve fish and chips together. Garnish with your tartar sauce, Malt Vinegar, and Lemon.

For Fish

For (Potato) Chips

Ingredients

  • 2-3 Kennebec potatoes (white starchy potato, idaho can also work)

  • 2-4 quarts oil for frying (grape seed, canola, sunflower, etc..)

  • 2 teaspoons chives

  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat up 2 quarts of high heat, flavorless oil

  2. Cut up potatoes into thin slices - the easiest way is to use a mandoline. This ensures very thin, even slices every time. Use proper care, as it is an exposed blade - when you get to about an inch left of potato, start on a new one

  3. Soak in water for a few minutes to remove the starch

  4. Strain and pat dry - you don't want water getting into your hot oil

  5. Add chips to the oil, regularly stirring so they don't stick together

  6. Remove when they've taken a nice golden color - bang off any excess oil

  7. Blot out the oil on a paper towel

  8. Season with a few fresh herbs, parsley, chives, thyme are a nice flavor mix. Finish with salt and pepper.

For (Potato) Chips

Tartar Sauce

Ingredients

  • 3-4 tablespoons mayo

  • 2 teaspoons tarragon

  • 2 teaspoons capers

  • 2 teaspoons cornichons

  • 2 teaspoons shallots

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Add a few tablespoon of Mayonnaise

  2. Now add a few pinches of herbs: chopped tarragon, chives, capers, cornichons, chopped shallots, and a bit of salt.

  3. Mix everything together.

Tartar Sauce
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