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Cuisine: British & Irish
Food Type: Seafood
No of Portions: 4
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Ingredients & Prep

   4 Cod or Haddock fillets 200g to 300g each
   800 g  Potatoes King Edward or Maris Piper
   50 g  Flour
   1/2 tsp  Salt
   1/2 tsp  Black Pepper
   75 g  Self raising flour 
   75 g  Cornflour
   160 ml  Bottled Beer fizzy & cold
   1 tbsp  Paprika sweet (optional)
  Mushy Peas
   225 g  Marrowfat peas dried
   250 ml  Water boiling
   2 tbsp  Bi-carbonate of soda
   1 tsp  Caster sugar
   35 g  Butter
   1 tsp  Black pepper ground
   1/2 tsp  Salt


  Step 1
Place marrowfat peas & bi-carb in a bowl, pour boiling water over the peas, give them a good stir, cover with cling film & leave aside for at least 12 hours.
  Step 2
Peel & cut thick chips, boil in salted water for 12 mins, drain in a colander & allow to cool, when cool lay some kitchen towel on a tray, then spread chips evenly onto the tray & put in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  Step 3
Heat oil (deep fat fryer is best) in a chip pan to 120'c, fry chips for 15 min or unit very light brown, then remove to cool back on the tray & set aside.
  Step 4
Rinse peas under the tap in a colander or sieve, place in a sauce pan & just cover with cold water, sugar & salt, cook on a med heat, bring to a simmer for 25 to 30 & stirring often until soft.
  Step 5
Pre heat oven to 80 to 100'c.
  Step 6
Turn the deep fat fryer heat up to 160'c, fry the chips for 5 mins of so to light golden brown, remove kitchen towel off the tray & place the chip on the tray , put in the oven to keep hot while you fry the fish.
  Step 7
Mix the flour, salt & pepper in a dish & coat the fish, then mix the batter ingredients in a bowl with a whisk.
  Step 8
Dip the fish into the batter mix, allow drips to drop off & carefully lower into the hot oil still set at 160'c, cook 1 or 2 at a time for 4 to 5 mins or until light golden brown, remove & place in oven to keep warm until you have cooked the last fillet.
  Step 9
Add butter to the peas & stir in.
  Step 10
Serve asap enjoy

Suggestion & Tips

Serve with tartar sauce, wedge of lemon. You can use more sustainable fish like pollock etc.
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