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Fish & Chips

Posted by mike-179830 - Created: 15 years ago
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Those of you who are not averse to the odd piece of battered fillet may be interested to know that the Centre Leclerc in Vence (and, I would hazard, other locations too) has some excellent battered hake in its frozen food section at a very good price.

The shop doesn't know that it's battered hake, of course. It thinks it's a Japanese speciality: Tempura de Merlu. But it's battered hake as far as I'm concerned and, at three euros something for four fillets, very reasonable value.

Give the chips (McCain's coupe rustique do nicely) about four minutes in hot oil, c. 190ºC, then add the frozen fillets to the oil, cooking the whole lot for a further five minutes or until golden. Drain and serve with plenty of salt & vinegar!**************
Mike

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Posted by Trudie-183812 - 15 years ago

Thanks to you lot I just couldn't resist the temptation any longer. With a chippy just two minutes walk away I ended up having cod and chips for my dinner last night. It was lovely, fresh cod fillet in a light crisp batter and chips cooked to perfection with a good helping of salt and sarsons vineger. There are some advantages living in the UK. 

Diet starts on Monday!

 

Trudie

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Posted by Crystal Balls-184435 - 15 years ago

She's also got deep-fried Mars Bars on the menu!CB

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Posted by bridget j-183853 - 15 years ago

yes they're a bit expensive but the food's not bad at all and Flo herself is very nice. She does a good sunday  roast as well.postamble();

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Posted by irishman-180738 - 15 years ago

Aye they're not bad at all. Thumbs up from me!

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Posted by joey-184343 - 15 years ago

has anyone tried flo's fish & chips in Antibes? Do they do a good battered jumbo?joey

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Posted by leslie-179832 - 15 years ago

I like a greasy english meal once in a while ( fry up w/ eggs bacon etc.. or), so I will make fish and chips in this manner. Although I am conscious of the fat, I also hate to clean up the splattered oil and this makes clean up easier. I guess thats the honest answer!L

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Posted by mike-179830 - 15 years ago

quote:For those who are fat conscious

Use sunflower oil rather than lard. :-)

To me, oven chips taste like carboard (and inexpensive carboard, at that) while baked fish just can't be compared with the real thing. If you're that fat-conscious then I think this just may be the wrong meal.

As the old joke puts it: "I wouldn't start from here."

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Mike

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Posted by leslie-179832 - 15 years ago

For those who are fat conscious, just take those fish pieces and lay them on a baking sheet and place in oven on upper of third of oven or middle rack and put temp. to 220 and bake for 30 minutes. At the same time you can put some oven chips on the tray too and the whole thing will be ready at the same time! If you are motivated, cut up your own potatoes into wedges and put into plastic bag with olive oil and herbs of choice. I like Herb Provence, or spices like curry and shake. Dump onto try with fish and cook together!

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Posted by mike-179830 - 15 years ago

Curry sauce? Nah - I'm too much of a purist :-)

(Although I do feel that the Sarson's malt vinegar that the local Casino sells has significantly less get-up-and-go than I remember from a few years ago, and benefits from being "helped" by some cheap-and-nasty wine vinegar.)

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Mike

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Posted by Jan-181414 - 15 years ago

And what about curry sauceJanAnything for a peaceful life