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Beer battered Cod and Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Recipe from Jane Padwick

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Missing your takeaways in Lockdown?

Beer battered cod & sweet potato fries ?? A fantastic fakeaway option. The whole meal really is very quick and easy and good fun when you get to the deep frying ?


For 4-6 pieces of cod:


To make the batter:

100g plain flour

100g cornflour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp turmeric

150ml lager beer

150ml sparkling/soda water


Combine the flours, baking powder & turmeric in a large bowl, season well. Put aside 2 tbsp on a plate. Gradually pour the beer and water into the bowl stirring with a wooden spoon till the batter is smooth. Set aside for 30 mins.


Heat 1 litre veg oil in a deep saucepan till a drop of batter sizzles and crisps immediately.

Pat the fish dry with kitchen towel and coat in the dry flour /turmeric mix.

Dip the fish in the batter and lower each piece into the hot oil. Fry for 5-7 mins until golden.

Remove with a slotted spoon and drain in kitchen paper.

Sprinkle with sea salt.


To make the sweet potato fries:

Peel and cut into even batons

Soak in cold water for 30 mins

Drain and pat dry in a tea towel

Toss in oil, sprinkle with cornflour and season generously with pepper Bake in a hot oven, turning once, for 30 mins Sprinkle with salt before serving


Jane Padwick

“I am a self-taught (slightly obsessed!) home-cook with 4 hungry daughters (and one hungry husband) to feed. I aim to make mouth-watering, nutritious food with influences from all over the globe. Sometimes my food is super-quick and easy and other times a little more involved. Sometimes it’s plant-based, other times I use the best quality steak or super-fresh fish from a local supplier. Sometimes I produce a meal entirely from store cupboard ingredients or fridge leftovers. It’s all about creating amazing flavours and delicious, well-balanced meals. I also bake a little and love scrumptious moist cakes, breads, pancakes, sour dough & tarts. It’s important to indulge sometimes! Good food just makes everything better; especially at the moment!” I can be found on Instagram @janesunlockedkitchen

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