While Lounging Dockside...

by KRISTIN LUCIANO · July 13, 2009

[Photo by RobinMiller] Eat This. Since we are working on location today at Mecox Bay, we saw it fitting to suggest a recipe that is perfect to eat while lounging dockside. Although originally created in the United Kingdom, Fish N' Chips is an extremely popular recipe in the northeast. Therefore today's recipe is Beer Battered Fish N' Chips with homemade tartar sauce. To make it an even more authentic dockside meal, you can wrap your Fish N' Chips meal in a paper cone. Recipes are courtesy of Closet Cooking. Ingredients and directions below:



1 bottle beer

2 c. flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1 large egg (lightly beaten)

1 lb. cod fillets (or halibut, or haddock, etc., cut into serving sized pieces)

salt and pepper to taste

1/2 c. flour

oil for frying


4 potatoes (such as russet)

oil for frying



1/2 c. mayonnaise

1 tbs. capers (chopped)

1 tbs. dill pickle or cornichons (chopped)

2 tbs. dill (chopped)

1/2 lemon (juice)



Mix the beer, flour, baking powder, salt and egg into a batter in a bowl

Season the fish with salt and pepper

Dredge the fish in the flour and shake off any excess

Dip the fish into the batter

Fry the fish in preheated 375F oil until cooked, about 4-5 minutes


Cut the potatoes into the desired shape.

Heat the oil to 325F

Add the fries and fry until pale and floppy, about 2-3 minutes, and remove

Heat the oil to 375F

Add the fries and fry until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes and remove

Season with salt to taste


Mix everything together