Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tuesday Night Supper Club

You may remember I mentioned wanting to see Sherlock Holmes in a previous post
yesterday hubster and I went to said movie
and I loved it
and he thought it was a bit long and boring
but he doesn't swoon for Bobby D and Juda-licious
so, he might be right
but i still enjoyed it
and i thought the score was brilliant
but what caught both of our eyes
was a small scene
in the middle of the movie
where the boys were eating fish and chips
and i thought
that would be a great dinner
and so here we are

Sherlock Holmes Fish n Chips Suppah
(printable recipe)
1 large russet potato
or more if you love fried potatoes
oil for frying
1/4 cup (approx) cornstarch
2 cups flour
1 Tbs baking powder
generous pinch kosher salt
generous pinch black pepper
1 bottle cold beer (the darker the better)
3 or 4 ice cubes
1 1/2 lbs halibut or cod cut into strips
Make the batter by mixing flour, baking powder, salt, pepper and beer-- and  place in refrigerator to rest about 20 minutes.  
Heat the oil in a nice deep pot to 320.  Cut the chips into the shape you like. Make sure they are dry and then drop into the oil.  Let them cook until they are soft, but not browned.  You are going to cook twice. Remove from oil and let drain and cool completely.
Kick the heat up for the oil to 375
Fry your potatoes in batches until nicely browned.
Remove from oil, salt and let drain while you prepare the fish
plop the ice cubes into the dipping batter (you want a really cold batter)
dredge the fish in the cornstarch, then dip into the batter and immediately drop into the hot oil
serve hot with vinegar or tartar sauce
 or both


  1. Saw Sherlock yesterday myself and both my hubby and I looked at each other with hunger when those fish and chips came onto the scene. The movie was great and thanks for the recipe!

  2. Stopping by from Sits. I really really wanna go see that movie! It looks awesome and that recipie looks really good too!

  3. I want to see Sherlock ASAP, can't wait. And I may have to try your recipe, it looks yummy!!! Just a SITS stopping by!

  4. Hey...stoppin' in from SITS...and thanks for visiting me btw! I don't even like fish n' chips but that pic is making my stomach grumble...Mmm! Sounds like you had a super awesome date night with the hubs! good for you! And...totally want to see Sherlock Holmes, sounds like it's worth seein' on the big screen!

  5. Yum!! I'm excited about the movie, I think Marmot and I are going to go this weekend...I'll remember to eat before we go! lol

  6. Looks great! Hubby and I can't wait to watch Sherlock Holmes!! It's been impossible so far but we will soon! I found your blog through SITS and it's very nice... I am a follower now! Hopefully you'll stop by my blog soon too!

  7. Wow, that sounds tasty!

    I can't wait to see Sherlock Holmes, I LOL'd at "Juda-licious" and now my husband wonders what I'm doing.

    Stopping by from SITS!

  8. Stopping by from SITS! The fish and chips came out great!

  9. Oh yumm! The movie, the boys AND the recipe! Thanks!!

  10. I LOVED Sherlock Holmes and hell ya - Juda-licious all the way (lol)...Evan actually liked it too! Definitely got me in the mood for fish and chips!


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