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How to Cook Breaded Fish and Chips

Learn how to cook breaded fish and chips.

Learn how to cook breaded fish and chips.

Fish and chips are a popular snack in Europe that originated in Great Britain. The fish is dipped in a batter, which creates a light crunchy coating after frying. It is typically served with tartar sauce and mushy peas. In this version of fish and chips, I put a Japanese twist on the recipe by using Panko bread crumbs.

Fish and chips ingredients

Fish and chips ingredients

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

30 min

45 min

3 to 4 servings


  • 750 grams cream dory fish fillet
  • 150 grams French fries
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 to 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs (I used Panko)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking oil
  • Hot sauce (optional)
  • Mustard (optional)


For Preparation:

  • 3 large bowls
  • 1 medium bowl
  • 1 small bowl
  • 1 small plate
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • fork
  • chopping board
  • knife

For Cooking:

  • frying pan
  • skimmer
  • cooling rack


  1. Season fish with salt, pepper, and optional hot sauce and/or mustard.
  2. Chill the seasoned fish in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. This will allow all the flavors to seep in.
  3. Prepare the breading mixture. Add water into the egg. Beat thoroughly. Set aside.
  4. Mix bread crumbs, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  5. Remove the fish from the refrigerator.
  6. Start the breading process. Dredge each piece following this order: flour, egg, flour, egg, and bread crumbs.
  7. Once you have finished the breading process, freeze the breaded fish for at least 1 hour before frying.
  8. While waiting for the fish, start double-frying the French fries. Pour a generous amount of oil in a frying pan.
  9. Cook French fries until golden brown in texture. Season with salt. Set aside.
  10. Remove the breaded fish from the freezer. Start frying it until it is golden brown in color.
  11. Serve it with your favorite dip, such as aioli, tartar sauce, spicy soy vinegar dip, or ketchup.

Tips and Techniques

  1. Double-fry the French fries to produce a crunchier exterior texture.
  2. Add water into the egg for easy coating.
  3. Use any seasonings available for the fish fillet.
  4. Serve fish and chips with your favorite dip, such as tartar sauce or aioli.
  5. Season French fries with salt before serving.
  6. Make the breading thicker by dredging each piece of fish twice into the flour.
  7. Replace cream dory with another fish, such as cod.
  8. Freeze breaded fish before frying in order to achieve a crunchier texture.
breaded fish and chips recipe

breaded fish and chips recipe

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