Fish and chips, fried zucchini and garlic aioli

fishandchips1.jpgThis is a delicious meal. It's not particularly healthy and is ridiculously pan-intensive, which, fortunately, is what keeps me from making it very often!

I prepared a recipe of lemon and garlic aioli as my dipping sauce. Basically homemade mayonnaise, it consists of a mix of olive and canola oil, an egg, garlic, and lemon juice.

I prepared a recipe of beer batter from this recipe.

Make a recipe of steak fries. This has to be done first because the potatoes are first blanched in 270°F oil before doing the final cooking at 360°F.

For the fried zucchini, cut into pieces and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Dredge in flour, then the beer batter and deep fry for a few minutes.

For the fish, I used Alaskan cod. While Atlantic cod is "closer" it has been over-fished for decades. It also tends to be fished by bottom trawling which results in significant by-catch and damage to bottom habitats.

Cut the fish to reasonably sized pieces. This is about a pound of fish:

fishandchips2.jpgSeason with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Dredge in flour then in the beer batter and deep fry for about 4 minutes for thin pieces, and longer for thick pieces.

And this is why I don't make this very often:

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