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It’s pub food Wednesday and things are gettin’ real good.

Potato Chip Crusted Fish and Chips…with all the Fixings| halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Especially since it’s already Wednesday! AND we are cooking with beer AND potato chips. I told you things were gettin’ GOOD!

I think the Irish would be proud. Or at least I hope so, cause umm I love this meal.

Potato Chip Crusted Fish and Chips…with all the Fixings| halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Remember yesterday when I said that I was having way too much fun with some Irish recipes? Yeah, well I was not kidding and this one right here is one of my favorites. Ok well, I really can’t pick a favorite cause I love them all, but it’s fish and chips!!

Who doesn’t love a good round of fish and chips? Crazy people…AKA my whole family, minus my dad and one of my older brothers.

Potato Chip Crusted Fish and Chips…with all the Fixings| halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

I know that traditionally, fish and chips are all about some seriously delicious battered fish, fried to crisp perfection along with chips that are equally delicious and also perfectly fried. But I sort of did these a little differently. I can’t tell you the full on background because then I would be giving away this super secret family recipe… that I will some day share… just waiting for the very most perfect time… cause it’s that good.

So this was inspired by that secret recipe. Just think of it as a little teaser and, well believe it or not, a healthier version. Ah huh.

Potato Chip Crusted Fish and Chips…with all the Fixings| halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Instead of frying the fish, I crusted it in potato chips. Oh my gosh. I know. Salty, crunchy and downright delicious potato chips. Don’t you think that’s almost better than frying? I am kind of thinking so because it is crazy good. It’s also way easier which means major bonus points.

For the chips, I went with thicker cut, beer soaked oven fries. Yes, you read that right, beer soaked. Soaking the potatoes in beer ensures you will get a crispy outside and a soft inside. Most people will tell you to soak them for three-hours, but I was WAY too impatient and went with thirty minutes. It seemed to work great, cause those chips were gone in minutes.

Something about salty potatoes, man they are just so good. The Irish totally know what’s up. They may not have a ton of foods they are known for, but I’d say if there was only one to be known for, the potato is sure a good one. I honestly do not know one person who doesn’t love potatoes, including even gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan eaters alike.

Potato Chip Crusted Fish and Chips…with all the Fixings| halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

And these days, I’d say that is an amazing accomplishment.

Potato Chip Crusted Fish and Chips…with all the Fixings| halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

To go along side my fish and chips I made a quick spicy Remoulade with blue cheese swirl throughout. Don’t yell at me for putting cheese in Remoulade, I promise it’s kind of a genius idea. Just try it.

Potato Chip Crusted Fish and Chips…with all the Fixings| halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest Potato Chip Crusted Fish and Chips…with all the Fixings| halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Oh, and I also made some minted peas, which apparently is the thing to do in Ireland, so I went with it, their pretty good.

Potato Chip Crusted Fish and Chips…with all the Fixings| halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Potato Chip Crusted Fish and Chips...with all the Fixings.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Refrigerate 3 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 775 kcal

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Ingredients

Chips

  • 1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes cut into thinish wedges
  • 12 ounces Irish beer or your favorite beer
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Fish

  • 1 1/2 pounds white fish cut into strips (I used mahi mahi)
  • 1 1/3 cups finely crushed potato chips
  • 2/3 cup finely crushed corn flakes
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • lemon wedges malt vinegar + fresh parsley, for serving
  • in minted mashed peas for serving (my quick version is the notes)

Spicy Blue Cheese Remoulade

  • 1/2 cup mayo I either make my own or buy the olive oil based mayo
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons grainy dijon mustard
  • 1/2 red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • 1-2 cloves garlic depending on your taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon cayenne pepper to your taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 ounces blue cheese crumbled

Instructions

Chips

  • *Add the potatoes to a large, shallow bowl. Pour the beer over the potatoes and add 1 tablespoon kosher salt. Try and make sure all the potatoes are submerged in the beer. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or up to 3 hours. After 30 minutes, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Remove the potatoes from the beer and pat dry with paper towel. Add the potatoes to a dry bowl and toss with the flour, seasoned salt, pepper, and 2-3 tablespoons olive oil. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast for 20 minutes and then if needed add more olive oil, toss the fries around and place back in the oven for another 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Season with more salt if desired.

Fish

  • While the chips are roasting, make the fish. In a bowl, combine the butter and buttermilk. Add the fish and toss to combine and wet all the fish. Add the potato chip and corn flake crumbs, seasoned salt, cayenne and pepper to a large bowl. Stir to combine. Remove each piece of fish from the buttermilk mixture, and dredge through the crumbs, pressing gently to adhere. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all the fish have been used. Make sure not to crowd your pan, if necessary use two baking sheets. Lightly spray the fish with cooking spray or a mist of olive oil. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 450 (you can do this in the same oven your fries are roasting in). Just be careful not to over bake this, cooking times will vary depending on the size of your fish.
  • While the fish and chips are cooking, prepare the remoulade. In a bowl combine the mayo, greek yogurt, mustard, red pepper, green onion, garlic, parsley, cayenne, salt and pepper until well mixed and combined. Stir in the crumbled blue cheese. Store in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • Once the chips and fish are ready, divide them evenly among plates. Garnish with fresh lemon and parsley. Serve with remoulade for dipping and minted peas (recipe in the notes) if you like. Enjoy!

Notes

*Note that if you are in a hurry, you can skip soaking the potatoes and just roast them as directed. **To quickly make minuted peas, add 1 cup frozen peas to a small sauce pan with 2 tablespoons butter. Cook until very soft, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and mash with a fork. Add 2 tablespoons fresh chopped mint, salt and pepper. Taste and adjust seasonings if need. Enjoy warm along side your fish and chips.

Potato Chip Crusted Fish and Chips…with all the Fixings| halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

PS. You should probably serve these potato chip crusted fish and chips with some beer. Yeah, you know, to give yourself the true pub-style experience!

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  1. 5 stars
    Looks so amazing!! I’ll be trying this recipe tmrw night!!
    QQ: where does the malt vinegar come into play? i see it lightly listed next to lemon wedges and am curious

    1. Hey there,
      You can use serve the malt vinegar on the side with the lemon if that is something you enjoy. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

      1. 5 stars
        delicious!! the tempura de was amazing and worked perfectly with the fish sticks. just enough heat overall!! and i ended up dipping both my fish and chips in the malt vinegar. YUM!!

        1. Hey Diandra,
          Fantastic, I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xTieghan

      2. delicious!! the remoulade was amazing with the fish sticks!! and i dipped both the fish and chips in the malt vinegar. YUM!!

    1. Hey Ariana,
      Sorry to hear this, was there anything you adjusted in the recipe? Next time try flipping the fish halfway through. I hope this helps! xTieghan

  2. There is too much salt in this recipe. The potatoes have 1 tablespoon of kosher salt in the beer mixture and then 2 more teaspoons of seasoned salt. The fish does not require any more salt in the potato chip crumb mixture. Potato chips have enough salt. I will make this recipe again with 1/2 the salt for the potatoes and no additional salt for the fish.

  3. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and it was a hit! It looked exactly like your photos except I used cod as there was no mahi mahi at my grocery store. I will def make it again- My husband loved the spicy flavours from the cayenne.
    Thank you!

    1. Hey Wendy,
      I am so glad that you liked this recipe, thanks for giving it a go! Happy Friday🌷 xTieghan

  4. hi! I had a hard time rolling the white fish (cod) in the cornflakes/potato chips mixture. The melted butter mixed with milk solidified the butter and the cornflakes/potato chips did not adhere to the white fish…. i love all your recipes but this one just didn’t work out for me 🙁 did i miss a step?

    1. Hey Jess,
      So sorry about this! Did you adjust the recipe at all? I like to press the potato chips on the fish if needed. I hope this helps for next time! xTieghan

    1. Hey Rachel,
      Yes totally fine to omit! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  5. 2 stars
    Sounds pretty good. Unfortunately my debit card expired while trying to wade though personal bullshit you felt you needed to include before the recipe.

    1. Wow sounds like you had an awful day. I am sorry to hear that. There is a skip to recipe button at the top of my blog for all who do not want to read the post. I hope your day, week and month get better from here and you start sharing positivity, especially on the internet. Thank you. xTieghan

  6. I have tried this recipe a few times an every time I make it, when I add the melted butter to the buttermilk, it immediately starts to harden and ends up as little piece-y chunks in the buttermilk. I have tried bringing the buttermilk to room temp and this doesn’t seem to help. What am I doing wrong? Any pointers?

    1. Hmm, it sounds like the milk is just too cold for the butter. Try warming the buttermilk with the butter. I think that should do it. Let me know if you have questions. Thank you!

  7. This sounds really delicious and something new to try. love fish and chips, Thank you for sharing this.

    Simon

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  10. Just made this tonight and boyfriend, 2 year old and dog were literally drooling in the kitchen the entire time I was cooking! Fussy boyfriend even said that it’s better than take out fish and chips, and hey, he’s English! Love your blog and your caramelised pork ramen is permanently on my fortnightly menu! Can’t wait for more great recipes, who knows I might do the whole ‘Julie and Julia’ based on your recipes 😉 Love, your newfound food worshipper x

  11. I love fish and chips and will definitely give these version a try. I live here in L.A., where our Dodgers are known for Baseball and soaking their hot dogs in beer, so why not fries. While on that subject I’d also like to say, that I’m pretty sure the potato is from my Home country of Peru.

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  13. Holy flavorful yumminess!! These fish and chips are seriously awesome. And that Blue Cheese Remoulade?! Yum!! Pinned 🙂

  14. I love how you soak your chips in beer — I’ve never thought of that! I’m sure the taste is incredible and I can’t wait to try that next time I make fish n chips 🙂

  15. Hello, potato chips?? i.e. salt and vinegar potato crisps. Think this is what you mean… here in SA we call it crisps … a snack???

  16. This sounds like looooaaaaads of work to do to make something as simple as fish and chips, but if the results turn out like your photos, the time and effort is more than worth it!

  17. I’m not sure which I’m more obsessed with, the beer-soaked chips, or the potato chip crusted fish. Guess I’ll have to make them both and find out. 😉

  18. Looks INCREDIBLE! I love the potato chip idea, so much easier than frying! And I have never tried beer soaked fries. I think that is a must try soon. What did you think of the minted peas? When I was in England I was all about the fish and chips but I would skip the peas every time. I just couldn’t bring myself to try them haha

    1. Thanks so much, Chelsea!! The peas are good, I am not crazy in love with the mint, but I did enjoy them!! 🙂

  19. This makes me think of vacation with my family in Rhode Island! One of our family friends would always make us fish and chips and guess what….soak the fries in beer!!! So, you’re right on! 🙂 This looks great! Cheers!!

  20. Whoa, potato chip crusted fish?! Yes please! I love that these are baked instead of fried (I realize, of course, that potato chips are fried), because I’m still deathly afraid of deep frying things myself. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  21. You amaze me … what a talent you have! I look forward to your emails each morning and can’t wait to try these! I LOVE fish and chips and have a feeling this will become a favorite in our home.

  22. These are pure perfection! Those crunchy potatoes, those sticks. And the sauces? I can’t even!

  23. Oh my goodness, yum. This looks delicious! I haven’t had fish and chips in FOREVER. I need to find a fish fry. Or just make this amazing looking recipe.

  24. Fish and chips is one of my all time favorite meals! I will be making this for sure Tieghan! Great Friday night meal right here!

  25. You are totally going to judge me authority on food blogging after this…but I have NEVER had fish and chips. Growing up on the west coast, this is appalling.
    BUT I need to start here. I mean POTATO CHIP CRUST? Does it get better?
    No. It does not. Pinned!

    1. Haha, I honestly have truly never had REAL fish and chips, so no judging! 🙂
      Thanks so much, Taylor!!

  26. This is such a great idea and you could use salt and vinegar chips to coat the fish which would be awesome with the chips…so trying this. I love that you added blue cheese to the sauce..I like cheese with fish and my Italian family says it breaks the rules…who needs rules for food??

  27. I miss fish and chips!! We used to live by the coast and have it ALL the time and now I can’t remember the last time we made it this way 🙁
    Thanks for sharing!

  28. Looks so tasty! I made some halibut last night and my husband complained that he doesn’t like white fish. But i have a feeling if I roll it in potato chips and pan fry it he will not complain! I definitely want to try this out. I’m going to make your spicy sesame basil noodles today too 🙂