• Chips:
  • 2 Potatoes (I use maris piper)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Batter:
  • 150 grams Plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 200 milliliters German beer
  • 2 Cod fillets
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Extra flour
  • Sunflower oil


  1. Cut potatoes into chips of even size and toss in olive oil, salt & pepper. Spread evenly onto a baking tray.
  2. Place into a pre heated oven at 200°C for 30 minutes or until cooked through.
  3. For the batter, whisk the flour and baking powder together and carefully pour over German beer.
  4. Whisk until well combined, smooth and shiny.
  5. Season the fish on both sides with salt & pepper and sprinkle with a light dusting of flour. This will help the batter stick.
  6. Coat the fish in batter, let the excess drip off and carefully place the fish into a medium pan of oil at 190°C. I use a shallow fry but you could use a deep fat fryer. If you don't have a thermometer the oil is ready when a drop of batter dropped into a pan sizzles. Be very careful with hot oil.
  7. Cook for 4 minutes, 2 minutes each side if shallow frying. This could vary depending on size of fish.
  8. Place cooked fish onto kitchen roll to drain any excess oil.
  9. Serve with chips.