Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Curtis Stone - Beer Battered Fish & Chips

As my gal is quite a big fan of fish & chips, I decided to try out this Beer Battered Fish & Chips for her. I have always ordered this Beer Battered Fish & Chips if I see it in menu when I go to restaurants. You will never go wrong cos most of the times, it is usually yummilicious.

I was browsing thru the Curtis Stone recipes then u saw this. As I wanted to submit for Cooking Like A Star, featuring Curtis Stone thus was browsing. I actually bookmarked 2 recipes for it. Another is the Southern Fried Chix, which I am serving alongside my Fish & Chips.

For the chips, I cheated a bit. I used ready frozen chips. Hahah~ So I am only left with marinating & frying the fish, Chix for dinner. Yummy..

Verdict: NEVER use fruit beer for this beer batter, it taste weird, slightly bitter and the fruity taste lingers. All gave me thumbs down and I feel so sorry that I never justify the recipe. As for the skin, it turns soggy very fast after cooling down. It must be serve warm, right after you cook it.

I am submitting this to Cook Like A Star, featured chef is Curtis Stone organized by Zoe from Bake For Happy Kids together with co-hosts, Baby Sumo from Eat Your Heart Out and Grace from Life Can Be Simple.

Beer Battered Fish (adapted & modified slightly from Curtis Stone)
3 Sutchi Fillet
200ml Taiwan Fruit Beer 
1Tbsp Dry Active Yeast
Pinch of sugar
Pinch of salt
Pinch of Pepper
1Cup Plain Flour

1) Coat Sutchi fillets with salt and pepper. 
2) Mix yeast, beer and sugar, leave for 15mins til sugar dissolves.
3) Add plan flour, mix well and cover with wet towel, until large bubbles form, about 45mins.
4) Dip fillets into batter and deep fried til golden brown. Serve with chips or rice.


Zoe said...

Hi Priscilla,

I have tasted beer batter fish and chips before and I didn't like the subtle bitterness. Being bubbly, it suppose to lighten the batter texture though.

Do your kids feel a little tipsy after eating these? - just kidding :p


Priscilla Toh said...


Ya, the bitterness not so prominent to me... I like bitter actually. But quite big impact to my kids n hubby, they totally dun like. And the fruity beer didnt helped, taste weird to have tt Longan taste!

Baby Sumo said...

Aww too bad yr family didn't like it. Your kids are cute ;)