Sunday, 8 May 2011

Fish and chips- toddler recipe


This is one of the UK's favourite dishes. But I have realised that Anjalie does not care for the shop bought fish fingers/fish and chips' batter due to all the complicated taste. She prefers the batter to be simple. So I simply make them at home with just salt and pepper and plain/sparkling water and season the fish instead.

You will need:
2-3  cod/haddock/quorn fillets washed and cleaned
1 tsp lemon juice
20 ml vegetable/chicken stock (optional)
3 garlic cloves crushed
Salt and black pepper to taste
1 tsp dried thyme
1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
50ml of sparkling water/tap water
A portion of chips from frozen oven chips  
oil for deep frying


Marinate fish/quorn fillets with lemon juice, stock, salt and pepper, thyme and garlic for 10 mins. If using quorn fillets cut the fillets into thin slices after 10 mins when it is soft. Make the batter by mixing flour with salt, black pepper and water. Add more water if required. It should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Heat the oil for deep frying, dip the fillets in the batter and fry for 5-8 mins depending on the thickness of the fillets, turning once to make it golden on both sides. Remember, you can always add more oil if needed so, start with minimum amount of oil for frying. If you use too much oil, it cannot be reused due to the smell. 

 We usually serve this to Anjalie with a side of chips (french fries) and a salad (which is usually sliced cucumber and blanched carrots with little vinegar, salt and black pepper). We just use a portion of chips from the store bought frozen chips packet (makes life so much more easier!). You can also add mushy peas to the side if your toddler likes them. Anjalie prefers garden peas. 

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