Somehow, in all the years I have been in catering (which is since I was 14 years old and I have never come out of this trade at any time) I have never made fish and chips! Of course I have worked in a few places where fish and batter were bought ready made but it goes against my ethos to buy stuff in- I am a more making it from scratch kind of girl!
During the first lockdown I created a Takeaway menu with food from around the world with the idea being that if one of your family fancied a kebab but your partner fancies an Indian you could all go your separate ways without having to go to several takeaways.
The most asked for dish that was not on that menu was in fact fish and chips! In my head that is a diluted market but apparently there's always room for a decent fish and chips!
I quickly learnt the error of my ways and on lockdown 2.0 I have had to quick smart learn the art of our most popular takeaway!
My next dilemma was that I hate a stodgy, claggy batter- there is no way I was going to serve anything like that!
So a quick message and I was sorted with a recipe- well, when i say a recipe, it was a proper Chefs type recipe with a list of ingredients and a physical end result I needed to be looking for!
His recipe produces a lovely, light batter, tasty and crispy and not only that it is entirely gluten free which, by the way, in no means jeopardises the finished dish!
Spire Hill Farm, Thornhill, Stalbridge, DT10 2SG. Landline number is 01963 362202