Tilapia Fish and Chips

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
35 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Potatoes:
  • 4 russet potatoes, washed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons malt vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Fish:
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus 1/2 cup for dredging
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup club soda
  • 4 tilapia fillets about 1 1/2 pounds, cut in half lengthwise
  • Tartar sauce, for serving
Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Slice the potatoes into 1/2-inch thick wedges. Place in large bowl with olive oil, vinegar salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Toss to coat. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes until potatoes are crisp and tender on the inside.

In a large pot or fryer heat canola oil to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl combine baking powder, cayenne, paprika, and 2 cups flour. Season with salt and pepper. Whisk in buttermilk and club soda. Dredge the tilapia in the remaining 1/2 cup flour then dip into batter. Carefully drop into the hot oil. Fry in batches for 5 minutes until golden brown and remove to a plate lined with paper towels.

Serve with fries and a side of tartar sauce.


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