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#1 Hells Kitchen

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 11:48 PM

Attempted to make some homemade fish and chips for the first time using my new deep fryer. First time using the fryer as well so it was not without hitches. 

 

Made a beer batter. Little did I know that beer batter not only tastes good, but makes a superglue more potent than actual superglue itself. So I put the battered fish into the basket then put the basket in the oil. Once done, removed the basket and was shocked to discover that the fish was bloody welded to the basket! It took bloody half an hour using all manner of scrapers grill brushes and spatulas to remove as much of the gunk as I could. The fact that I was half drunk by this point did not help lol

 

So, take 2. This time, I put the basket in the oil BEFORE I add the food then give it a quick shake to avoid sticking. Result? Much better! Fried up several batches of crab sticks, scallops and prawns. Have to say, tasted pretty damn good! Scallops especially, had a nice creamy texture.

 

Scallops and prawns

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fish and crab sticks

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 02:32 AM

Wow! You have to have beer with that greasy food. I vote a German Pils.
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Posted 31 July 2014 - 04:51 AM

Damn I miss some good Aussie fish and chips. That looks awesome!

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 07:07 AM

Got dang that looks goodern' hell!

 

Beer batter aka man batter is the eight wonder of the world.

 

The crab sticks look especially dirty.

 

In a date night way.



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 08:01 AM

Thankyou gents! Rest assured, beer was consumed en masse. Whenever the deep fryer comes out to play hence forth, so will the beer  :onfire:

 

First time trying homemade beer batter, it certainly won't be the last! Think I'll do this again next week, right after I try some homemade KFC...



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 01:39 PM

Cool.

 

My beer batter is really a tempura.

 

Ice cold beer.

 

50/50 AP flour & corn flour.

 

A little cumin.

 

A little baking powder.

 

And a big splooge of mustard.

 

Not too thin but not pancake thick.

 

I don't mix it up until just before the oil comes to temp.

 

Fish and shrimp tacos done this way are guaranteed panty droppers.

 

 

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 06:58 PM

Thankyou gents! Rest assured, beer was consumed en masse. Whenever the deep fryer comes out to play hence forth, so will the beer  :onfire:
 
First time trying homemade beer batter, it certainly won't be the last! Think I'll do this again next week, right after I try some homemade KFC...

Nice, would you like to share your recipe? :)

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 07:05 PM

Nice, would you like to share your recipe? :)

 

:lol: He was two sheets to the wind and you expect him to remember what he mindlessly threw into the batter mix!?



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Posted 21 September 2014 - 09:31 AM

Nice, would you like to share your recipe? :)

 

Beer! Spread evenly between oneself and the flour. Kinda like when Homer Simpson fills his car with Gasohol... One for you, One for Me lol 

 

TB, you batter is interesting... never thought of adding mustard and you only mix it just before coating and hitting the oil. These were done with the batter mixed and then rested in the beer emporium for half an hour. I will give your method a shot next time and see how it compares. 

 

Homemade Fish n chips, round 2. 

 

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Fish n chips

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Insanity Fish n Chips platter which I couldn't even smash half of, even with the assistance of booze. 

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Edited by Hells Kitchen, 21 September 2014 - 09:35 AM.


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Posted 21 September 2014 - 09:45 AM

HK.

 

Perfection achieved senor!

 

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 12:00 PM

Agree with TB. That looks out freaking standing!

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 07:57 PM

After seeing your post,I feel the need to go fishing.That stuff makes my mouth water.

It's such a small pepper,How hot can it be? 


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Posted 22 September 2014 - 07:59 PM

I'M HUNNNGGRRRYYYYYYY!



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Posted 23 September 2014 - 02:43 AM

awesome looking fish, what kind of beer in the batter?  The best beer batter I ever made used,  cooper's sparkling ale but sadly they don't carry it any more around here. 


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Posted 23 September 2014 - 02:54 AM

You can brew it though. :)

WWW.coopers.com should be able to get you there.

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 02:40 PM

You can brew it though. :)

WWW.coopers.com should be able to get you there.

 

I remember back in the early 80's starting to homebrew using Coopers extract.

 

Not bad.

 

And I was also buying Coopers in the big cans in Alaska from Discount Liquor Warehouse in Anchorage back then.

 

But I also have a question regarding fish n' chip styles.

 

In Alaska we'd use halibut and a simple beer batter.

 

But what about NZ and Aussie styles vs. UK fish n' chips?

 

Type of fish varieties and batters?

 

You Knuck's chime in too as I know y'all dig on some FNC as well.



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Posted 23 September 2014 - 04:09 PM

Whatever the fish and chip shop has at the time!

 

I think the majority of fish here is actually shark or flake as it is called. I myself don't make these tasty tid bits as i like to save my carbohydrate intake for the nectar that is beer.

That might change though after seeing this.

 

I do remember as a kid having some glorious beer battered fish, that was Red Emporor and it was the best battered fish i have ever had.



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Posted 23 September 2014 - 04:56 PM

This thread had me dreaming of making pan fried fish.  Walleye specifically, I think I saw that on Musky's flog, but this thread is what made me dream about it.  I just love me some fish and chips.


Oh and TB, here in Amishland, most of the time it is cod or haddock for fish and chips.  Halibut is too good and too expensive to eat that way.



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Posted 23 September 2014 - 05:02 PM

UK is cod, haddock, and plaice.

 

I've had all 3. The plaice fish is very nice. Haddock too. But last time I got the cod it was excellent. The place I get it from is UK run and they get it shipped from Boston straight off the boat. The plaice they catch there is American plaice, a little different, but still plaice.

 

Beer batter is cool, but the main purpose it to make the batter light and fluffy. The carbonation does that. So you can also use seltzer and get the same effect, w/o the beer taste. But beer batter is cool because you do get the beer taste. It's up to you.

 

The highly carbonated beers work best. So definitely force carbonated beers are better than bottle conditioned.



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Posted 23 September 2014 - 05:13 PM

What about champagne?

 

Someone needs to try champagne.

 

Where's Paulky?






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