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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

batter up

With cooking oil costing twice as much as gasoline per gallon I decided I better get all my frying in while I can afford it, if you call paying at least $10 per gallon for canola oil 'affording it'. (olive oil starts at about $30 bucks a gallon and goes up from there) I picked up some Alaskan Cod and couldn't get my mind off fish & chips. Lunch time and its summer and whatever other excuse I can come up with I decide to season up the cod and season up some potatoes and throw frugality out with the bath water and batter everything up and fry it. It gets to be too tedious to think about the rising cost of everything.




Make your favorite tartar sauce, open your favorite tartar sauce use ketchup or hot sauce or whatever you like - me, I like malt vinegar. Oh, and it looks way more oily than it actually was..something about the flash shinied these babies up, plus the malt vinegar didnt help!

Hey, I am going to make some tofu things and maybe some tempeh some seitan and mock chicken - I have to make some non meat foods in the next few days so you get a chance to see how I do with 'alternative' ingredients.

19 comments:

Dana said...

I grew up on SPUD'S Fish and Chips - always malt vinegar! Yours do look quite tasty!

Claudia said...

Now my dear I am in love and you are winning me over to the darkside with your ahem, kinda sorta, healthy alternative recipes to, eww gross meat....so tempeh, tofu and fish away my dear, and you will have me eating, literally, out of the palm of your hand. And if you need ideas, I have many....when it comes to non-meat cooking, I am a DIVA! * muah * Thank you for giving us non meat eating peeps a shout out and hope...we are good people too you know. And some of us are sexy too. You are the bestest my dearest!!!

Insane said...

I love Fish and chips, just love it! What is with the rising cost of cooking oil? I noticed that the other day

buffalodickdy said...

I have a pump that(in theory!)doesn't make a mess getting oil out of the deep fryer, and filters it for reuse... But if I'm having fried food, I usually get it in a restaurant- I'm just plain lazy!

doggybloggy said...

dana: for me it was 'bobs fish & chips in albuquergue and they dont exist anymore

claud: I must be blushing... really..I can tell...

insane: its a whole 'problem' that I dont know where the 'fix' is

buffaloD: I would filter too if I didnt live in a stack in NYC

Joy said...

I prefer malt vinegar, too. Looks good and tasty! I'm an omnivore, so many things appeal to me. I used to work part-time in a gourmet vegan restaurant and know how good that can be but also enjoy meat. And always chocolate!

deb said...
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deb said...

i like the post title. good pic too. cheeks an "auntie" could squeeze.

i deleted i spelled incorrectly.

by the way Albuquergue..have you ever dined at Monte Carlo Steak House?

Andie said...

OMG....I am drooling...I am a fish and chips kinda girl. My fondest memories involve walking into the village while visting my Grandpa in Scotland for fish and chips. Gosh I miss him. Yummmmmmm.

Spin said...

Gotta love fish and Chips. Like Dana says with the malt vinegar! Oh yeah! Now you're talking!

Real Live Lesbian said...

Those look fabulous! I adore fish. You probably figured that though. ;)

Beth said...

OHGOD.....you battered up the FRIES too??!!! WOWTHATLOOKSSOGOOD!!!!!! I gotta get me some of that!!

I had a dream about you last night Dog! I was in New York with my kid and I kept asking "Where am I? What part of NYC is this? I gotta go see Dog!!!He has to cook for me!" and then we were at the farmer's market and I was videotaping you! Ya....I went to bed hungry and see what happens??? I need some of your food! ;)

Tanya Kristine said...

mm...fish & chips. sounds yummy...

pinknest said...

oh dear! the rising cost of deep frying will be the end of the world!! the end, i say.

Anette said...

Where's the mushy peas? According to my husband (the Yorkshire lad) you need to have mushy peas with the fish and chips, and of course vinegar! For me, I'll have a chip butty... This is when we go to the old Chippy in the Village, (In England) and get to warm our hands on some warm food, after a couple of pints...

Michelle said...

I love fish and chips! That fresh cod looks delish! I'm axiously awaiting the tofu recipes. I haven't used it much.. but don't mind it.

Zen Chef said...

Malt vinegar is a 'must'! I love that stuff. :-)
You've got me craving fish & chips at 8:23am. I didn't even have my coffee yet! :-)

J Morgetron said...

Fish + Chips + Malt Vinegar = One of my FAVEYS.

I am avoiding grease right now though, but thanks for the food porn. I'm drooling all over myself thinking about your meal.

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Jacki said...

I've had a craving for fish and chips lately too...would love your batter recipe. I suppose I can make something up but my success rate hasn't been the best lately.

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