Yes you read that correctly, potato chip fried fish. Oh that is not all! BEER BATTERED FRIES! i know I know, Irish Fish and Chips are supposed to traditionally have the beer battered fish, but I'm changing it up! Don't worry though, we did use Irish beer!
Look at all of those flavors brewing!
So I was a bit iffy about this recipe, not knowing how the texture of the fish would come out, but I NAILED it. sorry to toot my own horn but the proof is in the breading!
You can literally hear the crunch when you bit into it, yet it was so tender on the inside!
I think the Irish would be proud. Something about salty potatoes, man they are just so good. The Irish totally know what’s up. They may not have a ton of foods they are known for, but I’d say if there was only one to be known for, the potato is sure a good one.
1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, cut into thin
12 ounces Irish beer (or your favorite beer)
1 tablespoon flour
2 teaspoons seasoned salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 pounds white fish, cut into strips (I used mahi mahi)
1 1/3 cups finely crushed potato chips
2/3 cup finely crushed corn flakes
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1/3 cup buttermilk
lemon wedges, malt vinegar + fresh parsley, for serving
*Add the potatoes to a large, shallow bowl. Pour the beer over the potatoes and add 1 tablespoon kosher salt. Try and make sure all the potatoes are submerged in the beer. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or up to 3 hours. After 30 minutes, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Remove the potatoes from the beer and pat dry with paper towel. Add the potatoes to a dry bowl and toss with the flour, seasoned salt, pepper, and 2-3 tablespoons olive oil. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast for 20 minutes and then if needed add more olive oil, toss the fries around and place back in the oven for another 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Season with more salt if desired.
While the chips are roasting, make the fish. In a bowl, combine the butter and buttermilk. Add the fish and toss to combine and wet all the fish. Add the potato chip and corn flake crumbs, seasoned salt, cayenne and pepper to a large bowl. Stir to combine. Remove each piece of fish from the buttermilk mixture, and dredge through the crumbs, pressing gently to adhere. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all the fish have been used. Make sure not to crowd your pan, if necessary use two baking sheets. Lightly spray the fish with cooking spray or a mist of olive oil. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 450 (you can do this in the same oven your fries are roasting in). Just be careful not to over bake this, cooking times will vary depending on the size of your fish.