Beer Battered Fish and Roasted Fries

Recipe courtesy Bobby Deen
Show: Not My Mama's Meals Episode: Boys Night
TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 25 min
Prep: 25 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 1 hr
 
YIELD: 6 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

ROASTED FRIES:
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Zest of 1 orange
BEER BATTER:
  • 1/2 teaspoon House Seasoning, recipe follows
COD:
  • 1 1/2 pounds cod fillets, skin and bones removed, cut diagonally into 4-inch long, 1-inch-wide strips
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, for sprinkling after frying, optional
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
HOUSE SEASONING:
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup pepper
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Directions

For the fries: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the potatoes in a medium bowl. Whisk together the canola oil, paprika, salt, pepper and orange zest and toss with the potatoes to evenly coat. Place the potatoes in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet and roast until the potatoes are tender and starting to brown, 40 to 45 minutes.

Turn the oven up to 450 degrees F and continue roasting until the potatoes get crispy around the edges, 5 minutes longer. Reduce the oven temperature to 200 degrees F and hold the potatoes in the oven to keep warm while cooking the fish.

For the beer batter: Pour the beer into a large bowl. Sift the flour over, whisking in gently until just combined. Pat the fish dry, sprinkle on both sides with the House Seasoning and coat the fish in the beer batter.

For the cod: Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet until very, very hot. Remove the fish from the batter using tongs and allow the excess batter to drip off. Place into the hot oil and fry in batches until deep golden and cooked through, turning once, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined baking sheet and keep warm in the oven. While the fish is still hot, sprinkle with the salt, if using, and drizzle with fresh lemon juice.

Mix together the salt, garlic powder and pepper until well combined.

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  • on January 30, 2014

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    We have tried endless recipes that look so good on TV only to be disappointed...until this one! This is delicious and easy. I will say that my beer batter was on the thin side, and it did not stick to the sides of the fish, but it did stick to the top and bottom (and in the spirit of a healthier dish, less batter is not a bad thing!). This was really good, though, and it will definitely be made again in our house. One word of caution - I was taken aback by the 1 cup of salt in the recipe. That is the recipe for house seasoning, which now sits in a container on my counter for many future uses. I did not immediately realize that this is for a large supply of this - not just for this recipe. The sweet potato fries were also amazing. I would never have thought to add orange zest to them, but what a good call!

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  • on September 28, 2013

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    I made this and it was delicious, but I had a problem with my batter sticking not sticking to the fish and sticking to the pan. I used more oil than depicted in the video and let it get hot. My fish was brought to room temp and soaked in the batter for 5 mins or so. I lightly seasoned the fish and batter with old bay. Any suggestions? Anyone else note that the procedures in the video/show are quite different? In the tv episode he poured beer into the dry ingredients and the recipe calls for adding flour to the beer? Also, I was left with some uncooked batter on the sides of the fish. Please help with any tips. thanks

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  • on May 31, 2013

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    It Was Awesome Making This !

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