Alaska Fish and Chips

Just two states left! It’s been a fun year of tasting and testing and learning about the food culture of our country. This week we explore Alaska. Reindeer dogs are a popular dish and  the Alaskan king crab always garners attention. Prince William Sound gives up some amazing salmon, halibut and rockfish. And what is a popular way to eat that fish? Fish and chips!

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Although fish and chips is not exclusively known to Alaska, the fish that they use make it a premium dish! The Swiftwater Seafood Cafe serves it with the freshest local fish – halibut or rockfish.

This recipe is made with rockfish. Let me tell you – this delicately sweet, flaky fish is amazing! If you can get your hands on it – use it. But if not, halibut also makes a fantastic fish and chips.

Here’s How to Do it:

Start by cutting the potatoes into strips. I leave the skins on but most people like to peel them firs. Dredge them in lightly salted flour.

Make the batter for the fish – beat the egg and cream, them whisk together the flour, garlic salt and lemon pepper together.

Mix the flour with the egg mixture.

Dredge the fish lightly in flour, then push into the bowl of batter and let it sit while you prepare the fryer.

Either heat a deep fryer or heat oil in a heavy sauce pan to 375°.

Cook the fries first. The fish will flavor the oil so doing the potatoes first keeps them tasting like fries.

Next, carefully lay each fish fillet into the hot oil and cook, turning once, until the outside is crisp and golden.

Drain on it all on paper towels or coffee filters. Add salt to taste.

Serve hot with tartar sauce, lemons and seafood sauce.

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Makes me want to heat up to Alaska!

© Copyright 2019 The Lazy Gastronome

Alaska Fish and Chips

Prince William Sound gives up some amazing salmon, halibut and rockfish. And what is a popular way to eat that fish? Fish and chips!

  • 4 large rockfish fillets
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • oil for frying
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • lemons for garnish
  • tartar sauce
  • seafood cocktail sauce
  1. Start by cutting the potatoes into strips. I leave the skins on but most people like to peel them firs. Dredge them in lightly salted flour.

  2. Make the batter for the fish – beat the egg and cream, them whisk together 1/4 cup flour, garlic salt and lemon pepper together. 

  3. Mix the flour with the egg mixture.

  4. Dredge the fish lightly in flour, then push into the bowl of batter and let it sit while you prepare the fryer.

  5. Either heat a deep fryer or heat oil in a heavy sauce pan to 375°.

  6. Cook the fries first. The fish will flavor the oil so doing the potatoes first keeps them tasting like fries.

  7. Next, carefully lay each fish fillet into the hot oil and cook, turning once, until the outside is crisp and golden. 

  8. Drain on it all on paper towels or coffee filters. Add salt to taste.

  9. Serve hot with tartar sauce, lemons and seafood sauce. 

© Copyright 2019 The Lazy Gastronome

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