Monday, August 24, 2009

Homemade Fish & Chips

After a very Chinese meal, here come with a western meal. :-)

I think Fish & Chips and Chicken Chop are the top 2 items listed on the menu in western restaurant/stall in Malaysia. About 10 or 15 years ago, when we talked about western food, many people would think that their choices would be only Chicken Chop or Fish & Chips. I am not a big fan of meat, I usually order fish & chips.

Sometimes, it is actually faster and easier to make western food compared to oriental food. But I don't know why they are selling it so expensive in the stall/restaurant.

Crispy and delicious!!

It took me less than 15 minutes to have this fish & chips done. You may make the salad/coleslaw ahead and refrigerate them until needed.

I use the same breadcrumbs (Old London brand) that I used to make my chicken cordon bleu and onion rings. I think it is also available in the supermarket in Malaysia, may be different brand. Just look for it in the western seasoning aisle.

Here's the recipe. You may make your own western candle light dinner at home. :-)

1. 2pcs (440g) cat fish fillet ( can any fish fillet you prefer) - rub some salt on both sides.
2. 2/3~1 cup all purpose flour
3. 1/2 tsp salt
4. 1/2 ~ 2/3 cup of milk
5. 2/3 cup of seasoned bread crumbs (or as needed)
6. Oil for deep frying

Side dishes :
1. French fries
2. Salad/coleslaw
3. Some tartar sauce and lemon/lime juice to serve with fish

Steps :
1. Heat up the oil in a deep frying pan.
2. Mix well the flour and salt.
3. Place the fish fillets on the flour mixture, dust/coat both sides well.
4. After all the coating is done, add milk into the flour and stir to form a smooth batter.
5. Dip the floured fish fillets the batter, then remove and place it on the cooling rack by a kabob skewer (or any thin stick), let the batter drip off a bit.
6. Get ready the seasoned bread crumbs in a plate. Move the fish from the rack with a skewer, coat it with the bread crumbs evenly.
7. Deep fry in the heated oil over medium heat for 3~4 minutes or until it turns golden brown.
8. Sprinkle some lemon/lime juice and serve with tartar sauce.

Floured fish fillets

Bread crumbs coated

"Old London" brand seasoned bread crumbs


  1. The golden brown color of the batter coated fish looks really good & crispy. I always have this in a Western restaurant, like you mentioned. Perhaps I should try making this at home one day.

  2. nyonya, it is much cheaper to make a western meal at home. Not that complicated as what we thought! :-)

  3. wuuu.. candle light dinner.. hehe.. I guess it wouldn't be about the food then! Yay.. I want to make this. Looks quite simple ;)

  4. haha... tracie, yummy food plays an important role for a nice candle light dinner too... :-p


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