Austin Powers in Goldmember Golden Cod-pieces
Tired of the same old meaty meals? Try something with a seafood flair when you cook up this fishy treat.
You will need:
4 large russet potatoes
3 quarts vegetable oil
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
10 ounce ice cold English ale or club soda
2 large egg whites, beaten to soft peaks
1-1/2 pounds skinless, boneless cod or haddock fillets cut into 2 inch bite size pieces
Kosher salt as needed
Cut peeled potatoes in half lengthwise; cut each half lengthwise again into
1/2" thick wedges, placing potatoes into ice water as you work. Soak 20
minutes to an hour and then drain and blot dry with paper towels.
While the potatoes are soaking, fill a deep fat fryer or 6 quart, heavy
saucepan with oil to a depth of 5-6 inches. Using a frying thermometer,
slowly heat oil to a temperature of 325°F.
Fry half of the potatoes until they just begin to turn golden around the
edges, about 4-5 minutes. Remove chips with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels in a single layer until cool to the touch; repeat with the remaining wedges, allowing oil temperature to return to 325°F before adding more. Raise oil temperature to 360°F and preheat oven to 250°F.
Refry potatoes in 3-4 batches (this keeps the oil from cooling too much)
moving them constantly until crisp and golden, about 2 minutes. Allow oil to
return to 360°F between batches. Remove from oil and drain; transfer to
paper to drain again, place in a single layer on a baking sheet and keep
warm in the preheated oven.
In a large mixing bowl, blend the flour and baking powder. Add the ale and
mix until smooth. Fold in the egg whites.
Season 5 to 6 pieces of fish with salt and pepper, dredge in flour and dip
into the batter. Allow excess batter to drip off and then slip into the hot
oil. Cook 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp, deeply golden brown and cooked
through with a moist interior. Remove from oil, and transfer to a baking
sheet lined with paper towels. Keep warm while frying remaining fish in
Serve in traditional newspaper cones (if you don’t mind eating ink) with
salt, lemon and malt vinegar.