Well, we needed to bring you something from Great Britain didn’t we!? This country has so many great recipes, but I think the one that most of you have heard of is Fish and Chips. You don’t get any more “Great Britain” than that. This recipe has been modified and regenerated in so many different ways, that I think that, by now, every single family has their own recipe. Two things that these unique recipes will always have in common is that they will always contain fish and potatoes. I’m so excited to bring you this recipe. It’s so comforting and tasty, but it takes on a completely different angle that will take your taste buds on a roller coaster ride!
The ways that this recipe separates itself from the rest aren’t major ones. We take your basic beer-battered fish recipe and elevate it just a tad with a pinch of spiciness and a strong brew. Instead of using your everyday russet potatoes for french fries (chips) we make baked sweet potatoes fries instead. Add some cayenne pepper to these fries and a dash of white truffle oil, we promise you will not be able to stop eating them. That’s not all. You can’t eat fish and chips without sauce can you?! Well we bring you two different types: a spicy tartar sauce for the fish and a wasabi mayo for the chips. Make them both, and decide which one you like the best!
We couldn’t pair an English dish with any old beer now could we? Now England isn’t necessarily known for their beer, like other countries in Europe, but they do have Samuel Smith. Sam Smith brews some of the greatest beers in the world, and we are lucky enough in the United States to be able to get almost any Sam Smith brew. Their Old Brewery Pale Ale goes so well with fish and chips. It’s a very “well-rounded” ale. It goes well with a lot of different ingredients. It is light and airy and goes well with the bold flavors that escape the fish batter and seasoned chips. It has a slightly hoppy taste, but it doesn’t throw you overboard like an IPA, which makes it a great addition to this dish.
Please enjoy this classically English dish with a classically English brew.