fish & pickle chips

fish-n-chips-bubble-childIn honor of Father’s Day, and my discovery of pickle chips this Friday night out in Brooklyn, I was craving something hearty, and “man-food”-y.  There are few things in this Western World more MAN food than Fish n Chips.  More masculine?  Make that a side of pickle chips.

The discovery of the chips of pickles, aka deep-fried and battered sliced pickles, came from Williamsburg’s newest eatery/gastropub Two Door Tavern.  One of the tavern’s owners, Jeremy, was an incredibly personable guy, and took us back to the origins of pickle chips.  Turns out they are quite the staple in his native Ohio, and that is the reason they made the spot on their innovative menu of comfort food and grub-tastic eats.

fish-of-fish-n-chipsliced-pickles

It isn’t so grub-tastic, however, when I cannot touch them because they are coated in gluten.  So, while my friends chowed down on this amazing plate, I sat, wafting the dish to get the flavors so I could recreate it at home.  Jeremy’s advice to recreate?  Do not use too much salt in the batter, because pickles are already pretty-darn-salty.

frying-pickles

fish (of fish n chips)

Serves 4
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 15 minutes
Allergy Egg, Fish
Dietary Corn Free, Dairy Free, Diabetic, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Nut Free, Soy Free
Meal type Appetizer, Lunch, Main Dish, Side Dish, Snack, Starter
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Hot

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces cod or tilapia
  • 1 egg (if you have an egg allergy, omit, and add 1 tbs. potato starch to flour)
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • pepper (to taste)
  • 4 tablespoons high heat oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)

Directions

Step 1 In a medium, shallow bowl, whisk egg.  Set aside, and immediately, in a large shallow bowl, combine rice flour, salt, and pepper.  Coat the fish first in the egg mixture, then in the flour mixture, and set aside on a plate.
Step 2 Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Cook battered fish on one side for 4-5 minutes, or until bottom is golden brown.  Flip over, add garlic, reduce heat back to medium, and cook for another 4-5 minutes, or until the fish is cooked all the way through.

fried pickles

Serves 4
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 8 minutes
Total time 13 minutes
Dietary Corn Free, Dairy Free, Diabetic, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Nut Free, Soy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Appetizer, Lunch, Side Dish, Snack, Starter
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Hot

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons high heat oil
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • a small pinch sea salt
  • pepper (to taste)
  • 4 pickles (cut into disks, preferably garlic-dill for taste :))

Directions

Step 1 Mix flour, sea salt, and pepper in a large, shallow bowl.  Dip pickles in flour mixture and coat each side.  Set aside on a plate.
Step 2 Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet for about a few minutes, until hot.  Throw on those pickles!  Cook for 3-4 minutes on one side, or until golden-brown to brown, flip, and repeat.  Remove from heat.

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