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Recipe: Fish and chips with tartare sauce

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Fish and chips with tartare sauce
  • Category:  Starters
  • Cuisine:  International
  • Preparation time:   10 minutes
  • Cooking time:   5 minutes
  • Total time:   15 minutes
  • Serves:  1
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  • 200g hake loin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 lemon
  • oil, for frying
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus extra for dredging
  • 1 cup ice cold water
  • For tartare sauce:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp shallots, chopped
  • Parsley, a few sprigs, chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup capers, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Chips, to serve


  1. Season fish then squeeze juice of half a lemon over top.
  2. Heat oil in a deep frying pan.
  3. In a bowl, beat egg until fluffy. Alternately whisk in flour and cold water in small batches.
  4. Dredge the fish in flour, then dip in prepared batter. Using tongs, lift fish from batter and carefully slide it in hot oil. Fry until golden brown, remove and place on paper towel to drain excess oil.
  5. To make the tartare sauce, mix together all ingredients then chill. Serve with chips.