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Let me start out by saying that I’m sorry I have been absent over these past two weeks, or so. Ian randomly started getting shooting pains behind his eye, and the doctors were extremely worried. After a CT scan, it turns out that he is okay and just needs to follow up with a neurologist for a few more tests. We are so thankful that it is nothing *too* serious (even though we are still unsure why the pains are happening).
To catch you guys up, today I am sharing two posts! If you didn’t check out this post on Our First Year Married, go do so after you finish reading this amazing recipe that we had for dinner last night!
For the past three months, I have participated in Solidarity Sisters which is a program where bloggers are paired together for the month to do challenges, and talk about life in general. This month, I was paired with Rachel from Sweet Simple Living! Sometimes in life, you meet people that you just instantly click with & that was the way it has been with Rachel! We have so much in common that we just never ran out of anything to talk about – the conversation has always been easy. She has the best photography, and amazing blog posts. I love how she tries to simplify life which I think everyone needs to work on (myself included). If you love amazing photography, recipes from scratch, DIY beauty products, and so much more, go check her out! I promise that you won’t regret it, especially if you start out with her Strawberry Chocolate Valentine’s Scones! (DROOL)! Our last challenge of the month in Solidarity Sisters is to collaborate on a post, and since Rachel and I both LOVE food, we decided to team up to bring you all a St. Patricks Day Dinner Series!
First up is a Reuben Crostini Appetizer by Rachel, and my Fish N’ Chips Recipe! Check it out & let me know what you think!!
The Best Fish N’ Chips Recipe
2 Russet Potatoes
Vegetable Oil for frying
Sea, or kosher salt
1 lb. of fresh Tilapia (you can also use fresh Cod which is more common)
1 cup flour
1/2 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 cup cornstarch
8oz Guinness Beer
Wash and slice your potatoes into sticks. Place them in cold water for about five (or more) minutes. While they are soaking, pour your oil into your countertop fryer (I love this fryer), or large cast iron skillet. Heat the oil to 375 degrees.
|FryDaddy link above. Love mine!|
Before cooking your potatoes, combine the flour, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl. Mix it well and then add your beer. Whisk it until it is completely smooth & then let it sit to the side for ten minutes (this is for your fish).
Drain the potatoes and blot of any excess water & then drop 1/4 of your potatoes into the hot oil. Cook for three minutes, and then pull them out onto a paper towel. *They will not be fully cooked at this point. Continue cooking the rest of your potatoes just like you did with the first batch.
Once they are all halfway cooked, continue cooking 1/4 of your potatoes at a time. This time, you will be cooking them for three minutes, again. Make sure to salt as soon as they come out of the fryer. Your potatoes should be crispy!
Now, you will be moving on to your fish! Keep the oil from your fries in your countertop fryer. Put your cornstarch on a plate so that you have easy access to it. Dredge the fish in your cornstarch and then dip the fillets into the batter. I gave the fish a few gentle shakes to make sure all of the extra batter came off so that it wouldn’t be too thick.
Place your fish in the hot oil & cook on one side for three minutes. Flip the fish over and cook for another three minutes. Once all of it is cooked, immediately season with salt and then serve with Ketchup, or Tarter sauce!
Thanks for reading! Come back next week to read our second part of this series! Rachel will be making a flour less Bailey’s Irish Cream and Chocolate Cake, and I will be making a green drink that you will not want to miss!
Also, don’t forget to check out my other post on Our First Year Married, and also head on over to Rachel’s Blog!