Sunday, 7 September 2008

Fish and Chips

What could be nicer for the evening meal but a plate of good old fish and chips. I just love this. I have never owned a deep fat fryer for the simple reason I dislike the smell which seems to cling to everything. It uses so much oil and the straining after each use is just too much hard work. I do however love chips. I purchased a Tefal Actifry which is a wonderful machine. It is pricey but only uses a tablespoon of oil. This makes my chips a fairly healthy affair. They really do taste like deep fat fried chips. Just wonderful . I have never done fish in batter as I get in a mess. I just use crumbs and shallow fry. This was cod loin I used, soaked in buttermilk then tossed in breadcrumbs and fried for a few minutes. So tasty. A really quick and satisfying dinner for those days when you can't be bothered thinking and a comforting meal is what's needed.

10 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love Fish & Chips and miss that dish a lot! Yummy!

Cheers,

Rosa

culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

Oh lovely. Fish & chips what a fabulous combination and such a great meal. Did you ActiFry the fish?

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

ooh, this actifry sounds very intriguing. Looks like a delicious dinner :)

Oh my! Apple pie! said...

Healthy fish and chips....brilliant!
I know what you mean about homemade battered fish,so messy, I often coat my fish in polenta,it gives a lovely,light crisp coating.

Rhyleysgranny said...

Thank you ladies :)
George no I didn't Acrifry the fish. I think it would break up. Just a few minutes in the pan until it is 'just'cooked.

Erica a good idea about the polenta :)

Gloria (Canela) said...

lovely,yummy,yummy!!! I love fish and all seafood!! xxGloria

violets said...

Those fish and chips looks so delicious, Mmmmm I could eat a plateful right now.


Vi xx

Bridgett said...

Mmmm, look delicious! I love fish and chips although I have never attempted to make it myself.

Lulu Barbarian said...

Looks super! If you ever feel like doing a post about your Actifry, I bet a lot of people would be interested. I've been researching deep fryers, but I've never come across a fryer that uses only a little bit of oil. I personally would sure like to know more!

Anna said...

I soooo want an actifry now Granny! :-)
Your meal looks great!
xx