Fish and Chips

Fish and Chips
Photo by Romulo Yanes

Ingredients

  • 1 deep-fat thermometer
  • malt vinegar
  • 1 ½ pounds haddock or cod fillets, skinned, pin bones removed, and fish cut diagonally into 1-inch-wide strips (5 to 6 inches long)
  • 4 large boiling potatoes (2 1/4 lb)
  • 3 quarts vegetable oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 12-oz bottle cold beer (preferably ale)

Peel potatoes and halve lengthwise, then cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick wedges, transferring as cut to a large bowl of ice and cold water. Chill 30 minutes. Heat oil in a deep 6-quart heavy pot over moderately high heat until it registers 325°F on thermometer. While oil is heating, drain pota...

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