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How To Make Fish & Chips In A Beer Batter (Authentic English Recipes Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Geoff Wells
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Book Description

How To Make Fish & Chips In A Beer Batter
You wouldn't think there was very much to making fish & chips but in forty years of traveling North America I've discovered very few examples of "Authentic English Fish & Chips".

All it takes is about 2400 words for you to discover the secrets to making the very best fish and chips you've ever tasted.

The choice of fish, the preparation of the chips, the oil they're cooked in and most importantly the batter are all factors that contribute to the final taste. If you've had real English fish & chips and want to recapture that experience you can either fly to London or pick up this little booklet.

Authentic English Recipes - The Series

This series is about recipes from my childhood that I still cook today. They stand the test of time and are still as delicious today as they were when my mother and grandmother cooked them.

For most of our day to day cooking we never open a cookbook or precisely measure ingredients. We go by what feels right and the experience of cooking the same meal many times before. To create this series I had to cook everything and write the instructions down as I was doing it.

I hope you will try all the titles in the series so you can soon be cooking like a true Brit.

How To Make Fish & Chips In A Beer Batter
How To Make Sherry Trifle A Traditional English Dessert
How To Make Beef Stew With Dumplings
How To Make Liver & Onions Gourmet Style
How To Make An Authentic English Sunday Roast With Yorkshire Pudding, Roast Potatoes, Parsnips & Onion Sauce
How To Make English Breakfast With Bubble & Squeak & Homemade Baked Beans
How To Make Devonshire Tea With Scones, Strawberry Jam and Clotted Cream
How To Make Cornish Pasties The Official Recipe

Plus 4 more titles to come


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#1 Best Seller - Seafood
#1 Best Seller - English, Scottish & Welsh


"Definitely worth getting" - J. Carrel "Jacqui" (Suffolk, UK)
"Great little book .... a delight to read" - Maggie Brooks
"...beer batter recipe which is easy to follow" - Trisha S.
"Easy, wonderful, and tasty" - Elizabeth B. Waniewski

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From the Author

Fish & chips was not something we usually cooked at home because we had three chippies within easy walking distance. But I did learn to appreciate good fish & chips.

Later in life I moved to Canada and opened my own restaurant. One of the most popular items on the menu was fish & chips cooked the way I show you in this booklet.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Is there a typo? March 28, 2012
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I used the recipe for the fish last night and I think there is a typo. The recipe called for two cups of flour and six ounces of beer. I followed the recipe and found that there was not enough liquid, even with the two egg whites (large eggs); I ended up putting sixteen ounces of beer into the batter and it worked well, even though it was lumpy. I even tried it with mushrooms and they were good, too. I will make this again (although two cups of flour is too much for two people) but will put the full bottle of beer in right away. I liked the idea of salting the water for the chips and then pre-cooking them. I put them into a warm oven to keep warm while the fish cooked. Even though there is only one recipe, it was worth the cost of the book to have an authentic English fish and chips night at home.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Big Disappointment August 19, 2012
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I followed the recipe to a "tee" but the end result was a dough, not a batter. I still tried to wrap the dough around the cod, but ended up with a gloppy mess.

One reviewer gave the recipe a kind review in March 2012, asking if there was a typo in the recipe. To date, no response from the author. Think twice before you pay for this recipe and note that 3 of the 4 "5-star reviews" didn't appear to even make this recipe.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Fish &chips September 30, 2012
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I have tried several different fish & chip recipes with poor results, one was hardly edible. I was excited to see this book offered for free and tried it right away. It came out amazing!!! I used fresh cod and the batter was very light and the fish nice and flaky, absolutely delicious! The kids asked for seconds and thirds!
I noticed in some earlier reviews that there may have been a typo but my recipe called for 2 cups flour and a 16 oz beer and I had enough batter to coat. 15 pieces of fish with plenty of batter left over. The consistancy was perfect.
end result was amazing!
The chips were really fine soaked in salted water but next time I make this I will prince before frying.

Thanks Geoff!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yum, yum, yum! March 5, 2012
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(Kindle edition) I recommend this brief book for those who would like to try their hand at making fish and chips at home, rather than having to rely on takeout from chain restaurants, where the results often vary from location to location. The author explains the different types of fish one can use for making the batter-dipped fish pieces (my favorite type is cod, which is a favorite of the author as well), the type of oil to use, how to prepare the chips (french fries in America), and what type of cooker to use. The author explains in detail how to make the batter, how to dip the fish, and exactly what to look for in a piece of deep fried fish ready for the plate, as well as how to serve the results (newspaper cones are optional). You might find a longer book, but the recipes and the techniques work!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fish & Chips the English way January 30, 2012
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I love to eat fish and chips and now I can't wait to make it the English way. I have always tried to get the batter just right but could never really get it perfect. Lucky for me Geoff includes his own personal beer batter recipe which is easy to follow.
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4.0 out of 5 stars authentic chips April 2, 2014
By Bast
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I had never heard of putting the chips in salted water before cooking, tried it and made chips like I remember them when I was a kid and used to get six penny worth at the chippie.
Thanks for a great tip.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A nice book, but... December 28, 2013
By Agnes
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... $1.99 fon ONE recipe is way to mutch! I expected a lot more of this book.
I love fish & cips, but I could have this recipe for free on the net.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Informative but short. December 1, 2013
By Theresa
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Concise,short but informative on one subject,fish in a beer batter and chips. if you want more recipes you'll have to find them else where.
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Geoff Wells was born in a small town outside London, England just after the 2nd World War. He left home at sixteen and emigrated to Canada, settling in the Toronto area of Southern Ontario. He had many jobs and interests early in life from real estate sales to helicopter pilot to restaurant owner. When the personal computer era began he finally settled down and became a computer programmer until retirement. He has been married to his wife Vicky since 1988 and they split their time between homes in Canada and the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas.


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