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How To Make The Ultimate Crispy Fish & Chips

This ultimate crispy fish and chips is the dish you need to cap off the weekend. Coat the fish pieces with a flavorful batter to make them delicious and crispy. Bake seasoned potato strips to match the crispy fish and serve with the dip of your choice.

Ingredients:

Chips

• 6 large potatoes (unpeeled, cut into thin strips)
• 3 tbsp vegetable oil
• 2 tsp garlic powder
• 1/2 tsp sweet paprika
• 1 tsp sea salt
• pepper to taste

Fish

• 4 x 5 oz white fish pieces (codfish or snapper)
• 1 cup cornflour
• 400 grams all-purpose flour
• 3 tsp baking powder
• 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
• salt to taste
• pepper to taste
• 320 ml cold beer
• 280 ml cold soda water
• vegetable oil (for deep frying)

Instructions:

Chips

Preheat oven to 180ºC.

Soak potato strips in water for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, drain the water.
Place potato strips on a dishcloth and pat them dry.
Transfer to a baking tray.
Season with sweet paprika, garlic powder, sea salt and pepper.
Drizzle with some oil.
Mix well to coat.
Place inside the preheated oven.
Let it bake for 30 minutes.
Flip over the potato strips and bake for additional 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare the fish.

Fish

Add all-purpose flour in a bowl and keep it in the fridge for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, it’s ready to use.
Add baking powder.
Season with turmeric powder and salt.
Mix well.
Pour cold beer and cold soda water.
Whisk until batter is well combined.
Set aside.

Place the fish pieces on a plate and keep them in the fridge until they are ready to cook.
Once ready to cook, season the fish pieces with salt and pepper.
Coat each fish piece with cornflour.
Dip into the batter.
Deep-fry over high heat in a pan with vegetable oil.
Keep on flipping the fish to have an even texture.
Once golden brown, remove from the pan.
Transfer to a paper towel to drain excess oil.

At this time, the potatoes are done.
Remove from the oven.
Transfer to a serving plate together with the fried fish.
Serve with your favorite dip.
Enjoy!

How To Make The Ultimate Crispy Fish & Chips
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJlRRLHPfr8

How To Make the Best Peanut Butter Cookies

The peanut butter cookie is said to have originated in the United States. It’s created from a peanut butter-based cookie mixture and typically round – but could be formed into a variety of shapes. Some have fork marks as crisscross patterns on the cookies. This recipe takes about 45 minutes and makes 36 cookies.

Ingredients:

• 2 eggs
• 2 cups peanut butter
• 2 tsp baking soda
• 2 cups white sugar
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• A pinch of salt

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Prepare a cookie sheet and lightly grease it.

Prepare a medium bowl.
Add peanut butter and sugar.
Whisk using a handheld mixer until the mixture is combined well and smooth.
Add one egg at a time while continuing to whisk.
Add baking soda, a pinch of salt, and vanilla extract.
Mix to combine well.
Scoop from the mixture and place them on the lightly greased cookie sheet.
Make sure to leave a 2-inch space between cookies.
Press each cookie down using the back of the fork.
It also makes a crisscross pattern on top of each cookie.
Place the cookie sheets inside the preheated oven.
Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and transfer to a plate.
Let them cool.
Serve and enjoy!

How To Make the Best Peanut Butter Cookies
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8rY6-z-jig

How To Make French Crepes

French crepes are a thin type of pancake that can be served either warm or cold. Crepes are usually served with a mixture of fillings such as fresh fruits. Some fill the crepes with whipped cream, strawberry jam, or chocolate sauce. This recipe takes about 35 minutes and makes 12 crepes.

Ingredients:

• 3 eggs
• 2 cups milk
• 2 tbsp butter (melted)
• 1 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 tsp white sugar
• 1/4 tsp salt
• 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

Prepare a sifter over a medium mixing bowl.
Add all-purpose flour, white sugar, and salt.
Sift the ingredients together.
Set aside.

In a separate bowl, crack open three eggs.
Add milk and vanilla extract.
Whisk using a handheld mixer to combine the ingredients.
Add the sifted flour mixture and whisk to combine.
Add melted butter and whisk again to combine the batter.

Set a non-stick, low-edged pan over medium-high heat.
Lightly grease the pan with a small amount of butter.
Pour 2 tbsp of batter in the pan.
Swirl around to distribute the batter evenly.
Let it cook for two minutes.
Flip on the other side and continue to cook for 30 seconds or until golden brown.
Do the same with the remaining batter.
Fill with mixed fresh fruits, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream.
Serve immediately and enjoy!

Tips and ideas:

Prepare fresh fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, and slices of bananas as crepe filling.

Drizzle with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and powdered sugar.

How To Make French Crepes
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABfDv9OJuCI