Instant Fish and Chips

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I wonder why they call it fish and chips when its actually fish and fries? When I first ordered this in a restaurant I was disappointed because it was not chips but rather french fries. I wonder if they do it differently in England where the dish supposedly originated?

Anyway, this recipe is great to serve to a crowd if you’re looking for something cheap but filling. It’s also a kid friendly recipe so it’s safe to serve for kiddie parties in case there’s someone allergic to chicken.

It’s called Instant Fish and Chips because you just need to buy the ready to cook french fries at the grocery store. Of course you still have to cook it but at least you dont have to peel the potatoes right?

Instant Fish and Chips Recipe

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Crispy Fish 

1 pack (3 pc) Dory (or any white fish) cut up
Rice flour, for dredging
Oil for frying

Ingredients for the Batter
1/2 cup rice flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 – 1 and 1/2 cups cold water

French Fries

  • 500 ml oil
  • 1/2 kilo ready to cook french fries

Final Instruction:

Whisk together all ingredients for batter, keep cold.
Heat oil to 350 degrees F.
Lightly dredge fish with rice flour.
Coat with batter and deep fry for 7-9 minutes or until cooked through.
Repeat with the rest of the fish, fry in batches.
Drain in paper towels. St aside.
Meanwhile, heat another deep fryer with oil.
Fry ready to make French Fries Drain in paper towels.
Serve with fish while hot.


If possible, fry fish concurrently (“sabay”) with fries so you can serve them both hot. You can serve with ketchup or ketchup and mayonnaise as dip .

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