Fish and chips made with the best batter and homemade tartare sauce

Whoa, Nelly, this is good! We went out for lunch the other day and one of my twins ordered fish and chips.  It was delicious.  Well, the next day both twins wanted fish and chips for dinner so I went over to Sobeys and picked up some cod loins.  I prefer a loin as they are firmer, thick and delicious.  We haven’t had fish and chips in a very long time. I don’t know why I don’t make them as it’s so easy.  One thing I wish I could get in Ontario are pickerel cheeks from Manitoba.  They are small and sweet and delicious.  A great intro into fish if your kids are picky eaters. 

I wish I had a lovely story to add like how we woke up really early and went fishing to catch our own fish for this recipe but I don’t!  But as we prepare for our vacation this week, my fish and chips reminded me of the meal I had at Red Umbrella Inn and I think it was pretty spot on.  I mean look at the fried goodness! Pat it and drain it on a paper towel and it’s comfort food, yeah it’s not “healthy” but your family will love it!   The ice cold water really makes the batter poof up in the hot oil.



 For the fish batter (use it with shrimp too!)

[yumprint-recipe id=’30’]Now can we talk about the tartare sauce? Sure you can buy the stuff premade but let me share with my favourite French recipe.  It’s simple, flavourful and delicious.  I was short on some of the herbs but the mustard, gherkins, lemon juice and capers and seasoning were good enough for me.

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I hope you’ll try it and love it as much as we do!  Friday is coming up!  Maybe you’ll have a Fish Fryday?


  1. Kate | 10th Jul 18

    Drooling….that close up is EVERYTHING!

  2. kathy | 10th Jul 18

    Thanks,I’m looking forward to trying this !

  3. Kam | 21st Oct 18

    Yum!! That looks so good!

  4. wendy hutton | 23rd Oct 18

    looks great this is something I haven’t had in ages

  5. Jessica | 3rd Nov 18

    Erica! I used your recipe and it was perfect! I bought the Tartar sauce. I’ll try making it next time.

  6. Athena | 26th Nov 18

    I have to give this a try!

  7. Silvia D | 28th Nov 18

    love fish! I have never made Tat tar sauce , will be trying these recipes!

  8. Janet Meisner | 29th Nov 18

    We would enjoy this. Thanks for the recipe.

  9. kathy downey | 23rd May 19

    Thanks for sharing your recipe,we love Fish !

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