I have been on a French Fries kick lately. It started on the 3rd when we went to Goldsboro to shop for books at Books-A-Million, then I stopped at the Filipino store to grab some supplies for my pantry, and my husband went to a fishing store to get whatever he needs for fishing. We ate lunch at the Cook-Out and I really loved the french fries that came with my bbq pork plate lunch. Then that night, my sister-in-law invited me to a dinner party for her friend who’s getting married. I picked french fries to go with my reuben sandwich, and I enjoyed those too. The sandwich was huge though so I saved the half for my husband and some fries that my daughter ate up on our drive home. My son stayed at my sister-in-law’s house for a sleepover with his cousins.
Anyhoooooooo, I was still craving for some fries a few days after that so I made some to go along with the deep-fried fish for this fish & chips dinner. The thing is, as much as I would love to eat up those McDonald’s french fries, we’ve been staying away from fast food so we haven’t visited any at all. It’s ok coz homemade fries are very good too and so easy to make.
This is definitely not the “authentic” fish & chips recipe because I only breaded the fish with seasoned flour instead of the batter kind. Nevertheless, the deep-fried fish fillets were still delicious.
|Fish & Chips With Creamy Creole Dip|
- 3-4 pieces of flounder fillets, quartered
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1 tsp of black pepper
- 1 tsp of paprika
- 1 tsp of chili powder
- 1/2 tsp of cumin
- 4 large potatoes, peeled and cut in strips
- vegetable oil for frying
- 1/2 cup of sour cream
- 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp of creole seasoning
- Heat up oil in a big pot. Use about as much to cover the fish fillets while frying.
- Combine the flour, salt, black pepper, paprika, chili powder, and cumin in a large ziploc bag or a container with a cover. Shake Shake Shake. Put a few pieces of the fish into the bag/container. Zip/cover then shake a few times to coat the fish.
- Gently put them in the hot oil to fry both sides. It doesn’t take long to cook fish so watch carefully. Fry until golden brown. Repeat the process for the remaining fish fillets. Use a colander/strainer with a bowl underneath or a paper towel lined platter to drain the oil from the fried fish.
- On another pot, heat up oil for the fries. Cook the potatoes until golden brown. Drain the excess oil too just like the fish. Fry the potatoes in batches as well. Sprinkle salt on the fries before serving.
- DIP: Stir together sour cream, mayonnaise and creole seasoning. Store it in the fridge until ready to serve.