Recipe by Rena Tuchinsky

Beer-Battered Crispy Fish with Potato Chips

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Parve Parve
Easy Easy
6-8 Servings
1 Hour, 30 Minutes

In honor of Chanukah, we are frying for supper! This fried fish is crispy and goes perfectly with the dipping sauce. Everyone loves the homemade potato chips too!


Beer-Battered Crispy Fish

  • 1 cup Glicks Flour

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Dipping Sauce

  • salt, to taste

  • pepper, to taste

  • 2 tablespoons water, to thin

Homemade Potato Chips

  • 2 pounds potatoes, see note

  • oil, for frying

  • salt, to taste

  • a carrot, cut into thick slices, for keeping the oil clean and potatoes from burning


Prepare the Beer-Battered Crispy Fish


Cut fish into smaller slices to your liking. Place into a bowl and pour on the lemon juice then cover with water. Allow to sit at least 30 minutes.


In another bowl mix the flour, cornstarch, salt, and pepper. Add the beer in slowly, watching that the batter doesn’t get very thin. You may need just the one cup.


Remove the fish from the water it’s been sitting in and add about half the fish to the bowl of the batter at a time. Mix to coat.


Heat about two inches of oil. Add a slice of raw carrot to the oil, which helps keep the oil clean and food from burning. Fry the fish on both sides till slightly golden and very crispy.


Remove onto a wire rack to cool.


Serve with the dipping sauce and chips.

Prepare the Dipping Sauce


Mix all the ingredients together and serve on the side with the fish.

Prepare the Potato Chips


Slice the potatoes using a mandoline on the thinnest setting. They should be almost see-through. Place the slices into a bowl with water and allow to sit at least 30 minutes.


Remove half the potato slices from the water, roll up in a towel, and pat dry. Continue with the rest.


Heat a pot on medium-high heat with about three inches of oil. Place a slice of a carrot into the oil. Then place about two cups of the potato slices into the oil. They will bubble quickly at first, then it’ll slow down.


Stir often and allow to cook about five to eight minutes, or until they get browned a bit.


Remove onto a wire rack that’s been placed over a baking sheet.


Sprinkle salt over the chips right out of the oil.


Best eaten fresh.


Here we used Yukon gold potatoes with the peel on, but if using other potatoes, peel them. Do not skip using the carrot in the oil. Every few batches, remove the carrot and replace with a fresh carrot slice.
Beer-Battered Crispy Fish with Potato Chips

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Ann M S
Ann M S
9 days ago

Excellent. Crispy fish is my favorite, have never found the recipe that worked. This was perfect. We didn’t have enough fish of one type. Made some tilapia, and red snapper, when the fish was finished the remaining batter went to cauliflower. Expected to have some leftovers. Not a dropped left. Want to try batter with chicken next, think I’ll partial pan fry and partial air fry. It was so good!