Thursday, January 13, 2011
Fish & Chips
That hit me pretty hard the other night: I needed fish & chips. I had no desire to make a fancy dinner of it; I went to the store and bought the most basic things: some breaded fish fillets, some shoestring fries, a bag of cabbage.
I mixed the cabbage with a blend of mayo and spices. It was good, but I have certainly made much better slaw before. The fries cooked quickly in a pot of oil. The fish took about four minutes of pan frying on each side to make it crispy. It wasn't as light and airy as homemade beer batter, but I wasn't in the mood for making a batter, so I can't complain about that. It was good enough to fulfill my need for fried fish.
I made two sauces. The cocktail sauce was a mix of ketchup, chili sauce, and Atomic horseradish. It was as spicy as any cocktail sauce I have ever made. And I loved it. For the tartar sauce, I mixed mayo, diced pickles, a touch of the pickle vinegar and some lemon juice, and a slug of Tabasco. It was good, but I preferred the cocktail sauce.
I washed the whole thing down with a cold Pacifico.
Posted by JustinM at 11:07 AM