Two Oceans' Ultimate Fish & Chips with Cheat's Aioli

Thursday, 4 October, 2012
Two Oceans Wines
Two Oceans asked well-known food fundi, Justine Drake to re-interpret a favourite classic to celebrate the new season.
Her take on the fall-back favourite of fish and chips, raises the dish into a whole new and altogether delicious league. Her secret? Double-fry the chips to get the crispiest results.

Quick and simple to make at home, it's a dish that's hard to resist and made even more scrumptious when served with a lightly chilled Two Oceans Sauvignon Blanc. The wine?s refreshing, zesty tang with a lovely fruity lift, makes it an ideal accompaniment. Two Oceans Sauvignon Blanc is sold nationally and retails for around R35 a bottle.

Ingredients

CHIPS
Vegetable oil for frying
8 potatoes, peeled and cut into thick chips
Pinch of salt and milled pepper

BATTER
1.5 cups (375ml) cake flour, plus extra for dusting
1 tsp (5ml) salt
1 tsp (5ml) baking powder
2 tsp (10ml) sugar
340ml ice cold soda water

FISH
4 medium firm white fish fillets (about 200g each) such as farmed kob, santer, hake or panga

Lemon wedges for serving

CHEAT'S AIOLI
Mayonnaise
Lemon juice
Crushed garlic

Method

CHIPS
Heat 4cm of oil in a saucepan and fry chips in batches for 5 minutes each. If you have an oil thermometer or chip fryer, the oil should be at least 190°C.

Remove and drain.

When ready to serve, refry chips until crispy, drain on kitchen paper, season and serve piping hot.

BATTER AND FISH

Mix batter ingredients together until they are just combining. A few lumps make the batter lighter and crispier. To keep it cold, return batter to the fridge between frying batches of fish.

Season fish and dust with flour. Dip fish fillets into batter.

Shake off excess batter and deep-fry the fish in hot oil for 5 to 6 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

Drain on kitchen paper.

CHEAT'S AIOLI
Simply flavour good quality mayonnaise with fresh crushed garlic and a splash of lemon juice.

Serve fish and chips with lemon wedges and a dollop of cheat's aioli. | Serves 4

TO DRINK: Two Oceans Sauvignon Blanc

For more delicious seafood recipes paired with Two Oceans wines, visit www.twooceanswines.co.za or www.facebook.com/twooceanswines.

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Fish and Chips with Two Oceans Sauv Blanc
Fish and Chips with Two Oceans Sauv Blanc

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