Monday, 18 April 2016

Fish and Chips

I spent 6 days in the South of England. Where ever you are, you find a fish and chip shop near by. We had this as an evening dinner in one of the Hotels and it was good- even served with the less loved mushy peas. (I have no idea, why it is neccessary to crush peas when they are quiet tasty the way they are). That must be an English thing.

My friends and I met for our cooking on a Sunday again and the motto was around the f&c.
We made sweet potatos and regular potatoes out of the oven as a side, 3 different sauces like Tzaziki,
Tartar sauce and Paprika Ayvar. The fish was in a batter with ice cold beer  - it came out of the freezer and was like a sorbet! That made the batter really crispy!!!!

recipe for the sweet potatoes:
wash the potatoes and cut them into 2 cm rings
use olive oil and the juice of a lemon and fresh thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper and cayenne
place them on a baking sheet and bake them for 20 min at 180 C, check if they are getting soft, add a good amount of grated Parmesan and bake for 5 more min

recipe for the batter: 
200 g plain flour
50 g  potato starch
1 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
250 ml ice cold beer
a couple of ice cubes

750 g cod -salted and peppered and lightly covered with flour

recipe for the Paprika Ayvar:
1 can of grilled paprika chopped
2 slices of toast
2 tbsp paprika paste
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp smoked paprika powder
1 tsp piment d`espelette
salt and pepper
juice of 1/4 lemon
1 tbsp olive oil

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