I wanted to dedicate this particular Sunday Supper to my March Madness and all things Irish-and-green month. I cannot begin to tell you how happy The Hubster was that we brought a little gastro-pub into the house! I made Guinness-battered fish and chips with a side of slaw and Guinness beer bread with honey butter, a Pot O'Gold cocktails, and Guinness sticky pudding cake. (Starting to see a theme here?)
Let me just tell you how easy the fish-part of the fish and chips was: EEEEEEE-Z! I have included the recipe for you below. Take a few minutes to cook this up - it is worth it times a thousand!!
GUINNESS BEER-BATTERED FISH
4 cups high-heat oil for frying, like canola
6 - 8 white fish filets (I use cod)
1 tbs sea salt
1 tbs white pepper
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tbs garlic powder
2 tbs paprika
1 egg, beaten
12 oz Guinness
Heat oil in a heavy pot or deep fryer (I use my cast-iron Dutch oven, of course!) to 370-375 degrees. Rinse your fish, and pat dry with a paper towel. Season both sides with sea salt and pepper. Combine flour, and other seasonings. Stir egg into dry ingredients, and then gradually mix in beer until a thin batter is formed. You should be able to see the fish through the batter after it has been dipped. Dip fish fillets into the batter, then drop one at a time into hot oil. Fry until brown on the bottom side, then flip once until brown on the opposite side. Drain on a cooling rack with paper towel underneath. Serve with seasoned potato wedges and cole-slaw for an authentic gastro pub feel.
NOTES: I use organic canola oil, but any high-heat oil will do. It helps to sprinkle a little sea salt on the filets once they come out of the oil. A little malt vinegar on top doesn't hurt, either. Oh, my Guinness!! (See what I did just there?)