St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day

Beer-Battered Cod and Chips

  • prep time30 min
  • total time 60 min
  • serves 4

Anthony Sedlak's delicious beer-battered cod with homemade potato wedges and tartar sauce.

95 Ratings
Directions for: Beer-Battered Cod and Chips


Beer-Battered Cod

4 4 oz cod filets (or cod filets to equal 1 1/2 lb total)

1 tsp dry yeast

3 Tbsp warm (body-temperature) water

1 bottle beer

1 ¼ cup flour, sifted

¼ cup flour

salt and pepper

1 L vegetable oil, for frying (may be more depending on size of pot) from chip recipe

1 tsp lemon salt


4 large russet potatoes

1 L vegetable oil, for frying (may be more depending on size of pot) keep for frying Beer-Battered Cod

flaky sea salt

Tartar Sauce

1 egg yolk

1 Tbsp Dijon mustard

300 mL vegetable oil

1 shallot, finely minced

3 Tbsp minced cornichons

3 Tbsp chopped chives

2 Tbsp chopped parsley

2 Tbsp capers, drained and finely chopped

lemon juice to taste

hot sauce to taste

salt and pepper to taste

Lemon Salt

zest of one lemon

½ cup flaky sea salt


Beer-Battered Cod

1. To prepare beer batter, combine yeast and warm water in a medium bowl. Let stand about a minute at room temperature; yeast should begin to foam slightly.

2. Add the beer and stir in sifted flour. Mix should resemble pancake batter consistency; adjust with additional flour or water if necessary.

3. To prepare fish slice filets into approximately 12 x 2oz portions. (Each piece should be about the size of half a deck of cards.)

4. Dust filets with the remaining flour and season lightly with salt and pepper.

5. Dip one at a time into batter and fry, in small batches, in 360deg oil until gloden. Remove filets with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Season filets with lemon salt while still warm.


1. To prepare potatoes, peel and cut each lengthwise into 6 pieces. Bring a large pot of salted water to a roiling boil.

2. Parcook the potatoes by boiling them for about 6-8 minutes. Potatoes should be barely broken up and puffy just around the cut edges; gently drain and spread out on tray to let dry out slightly.

3. Heat vegetable oil in a wide, deep pot to 360deg. Deep fry potatoes until golden brown on all sides, about 4-6 minutes.

4. Remove using a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Season chips generously with flaky sea salt while still warm.

Tartar Sauce

1. For tartar sauce, combine egg yolk, lemon juice and mustard in medium bow. Whisk in vegetable oil in a slow, steady stream. Fold in shallot, cornichons, chives, capers and parsley. Season to taste with hot sauce, salt and pepper.

Lemon Salt

1. Combine well in a medium bowl. Spread out on tray or plate to dry out overnight or place in low oven (250) for an hour.

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