Ginger-ale battered fish n’ chips

GREENFIELD, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – A light, crisp ginger-ale batter will make any fried fish more delicious! Mike Harrison, Head Chef of Seasons Restaurant at Buckley Healthcare Center in Greenfield, showed us how to make some fish n’ chips for Good Friday.

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95 Laurel Street

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Fish N’ Chips

Beer Batter:
1 (12-ounce) Ginger ale
2 cups Pancake flour
1 T teaspoon House Seasoning, recipe follows
2 T Panco Bread crumbs
1 1/2 pounds cod fillets, skinned with bones removed, and fish cut diagonally into 1-inch-wide strips (5 to 6-inches long)

In a large bowl, pour in 1 bottle of Gingerale. Sift 1 1/2 cups Pancake flour into the bowl, whisking in gently until just combined, stir in House Seasoning. Pat fish dry and season on both sides with salt and pepper and coat the fish in the Gingerale batter. Dredge the pieces of fish in 1/2 cup of remaining Pancake flour and slide into oil as coated. Fry fish, turning over frequently, until deep golden and cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined baking sheet and keep warm in oven. Fry remaining fish in batches, returning oil to 375 degrees F between batches.

Serve fish with French fries

Fry Seasoning:
1 cup salt
1/8 cup paprika
1/4 cup Onion Powder
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder

Bake off 4 large baking potatoes, cut into French fry strips
Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
In a Dutch oven, heat oil to 375 degrees F.
Toss cut baker potatoes slices in fry seasoning and panko mixture.
Fry potatoes until golden brown, roughly 10 minutes removing with a slotted spoon or spider. Hold in low oven to keep warm while cooking the fish.


3 tablespoons coconut oil
3 tablespoons vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
2 endives—halved lengthwise, cored and thinly sliced
1 jalapeño, thinly sliced
1/2 head of cauliflower, florets thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Kosher salt
1/3 cup roasted cashews, chopped
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

Meanwhile, make the slaw In a large bowl, whisk the coconut oil with the vinegar, garlic, orange zest and juice. Add the endives, jalapeño, cauliflower and cilantro, season with salt and pepper and toss well.
Top the chops with the slaw. Scatter the cashews and coconut flakes on top and serve.

About Buckley Healthcare Center:

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