How to Deep-Fry Fish

Get Food Network Magazine's step-by-step directions for deep-frying fish and smashed chips.
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Follow Food Network Magazine's step-by-step directions to deep-fry a pub favorite.

Get the Recipe: Fried Fish with Smashed Chips

To check if the oil is hot enough, add a cube of bread; if it sizzles and turns golden quickly, you're ready to fry.

Add fish pieces one at a time. Be sure to leave space between each; crowding the pan will make the fish soggy.

Keep the pieces from touching as they cook, and turn as needed so they'll be golden on all sides.

Drain the fish well, but don't let the pieces sit for too long on the greasy paper towels.