In reading posts from other bloggers or food sites I often run across “This was my grandmothers recipe” or “I learned this one from my mother”. My grandmother died almost 40 years ago and I don’t ever remember her cooking anything and as far as I know my mom’s recipes have disappeared so I don’t have the ability to draw on either of those two for inspiration which is one of the reasons I started this blog in the first place… so My Kids would have “family” recipes to draw from should they so wish.
Now I know what you are going to say……. “How can something as simple as fish and chips become “your family recipe” since it is such a basic straight forward recipe that everyone at one time or another has made? The answer to that is simply that any recipe can become your family recipe due to the twists and turns that you give it and so with the ones I have added to this basic of all fish and chips recipe it has become mine.
Here’s how we do this one.
- 4 to 6 Sole fillets
- 3 tablespoons Canola oil
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 2 large eggs – whisked
- 1 head of Cauliflower – leaves removed and cut into small pieces
- 1 medium white onion- quartered
- 4 peeled garlic cloves
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup (more or less) heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon each of: Salt,pepper,paprika,oregano,basil
- 1 pound french fries- (I prefer fresh cut but didn’t have the time so I used frozen)
Putting it all together:
- Mix the bread crumbs, herbs and spices together making sure they are thoroughly blended and set aside
- Bake the french fries according to the package instructions
- In a large pot bring 2 inches of water to a boil
- Place the cauliflower, onion and garlic into a steamer and place, covered, over the boiling water
- Steam for approximately 15 minutes or until the cauliflower, onions and garlic are fork tender
- Put half the cauliflower mix into a food processor or blender along with one ladle full of the water
- Blend until smooth
- Add in the remaining cauliflower mix along with the butter and mix for about two minutes
- While the food processor is running add in the heavy cream until just incorporated
- Dredge the fish in the seasoned bread crumbs, put in the egg wash and then back in the bread crumbs
- Heat the Canola oil in a fry pan and fry the fish until golden brown on both sides. About four minutes depending on the thickness of the fish
- Place the cauliflower puree on one side of the plate, lay the fish on the puree and the french fries beside
There you have it another “simple but tasty recipe for the grilling season and beyond”
Until next time………
2 thoughts on “Fish and chips”
Oh my gosh! This sounds so delicious, and my husband always wants mashed potatoes with his fried fish. I just love the cauliflower puree as a bed for it. Thank you for an awesome recipe that I’ll have to try!
You are so welcome