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English Style Fish and Chips with a Homemade Tartar Sauce


On a trip to London, my husband and I spent a cold, rainy evening in an English pub. No wonder the English are so fond of their Fish and Chips. It’s the perfect comfort food on drizzly evenings. Season with malt vinegar. Chips is the English term for French fries.


3⁄4 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish 1 hard-boiled egg, chopped

Large grind black pepper to taste

In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, pickle relish, egg, and pepper to taste.

Serve on the side with fish. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.


11⁄2 cups flour

11⁄2 cups flat Coors® Light Beer

3 tablespoons malt vinegar

11⁄2 teaspoons baking soda

Salt to taste

Large grind black pepper to taste

Vegetable or canola oil for frying

30 ounces cod fillets, 1⁄2-inch thick

and cut into serving size portions

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk flour, beer, malt vinegar, and baking soda until well blended. Season batter generously with salt and pepper. Cover and let stand at room temperature. Pour oil into a heavy electric skillet to a depth of 1⁄2 inch. Heat oil to 350 degrees. Dip fish into batter, remove, and allow excess batter to drain back into the bowl. Place fish in hot oil and fry until golden brown on both sides and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer fish to paper towels and drain. Repeat dip­ping and frying fish until all the pieces have been fried. Arrange fish on a platter and serve with malt vinegar, tartar sauce, and French fries.

Carol Ann

Carol Ann Kates is the award-winning author of cookbook, Secret Recipes from the Corner Market and Insider Grocery Shopping Secrets. She’s an expert in how to shop, select, and store produce for maximizing home cooking outcomes and minimizing time and money spent. As a former supermarket and deli operator, Carol Ann shares grocery-insider wisdom—the same expertise you used to receive when patronizing a mom-and-pop establishment. Contact her at and explore her website,


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