Friday, May 04, 2007

Fish And Chips

This is what me and Kee cooked for lunch today. It was first time I was trying my mum's recipe for Fish and Chips, so we're testing it out and hoping that it will turn out yummy-licious!

And guess what? It did~!

Let's tempt you guys with some pics.

Behold, Fish and Chips - minus the Chips. lol.

Doesn't it look delicious? *licks lips - oh cephalic phase! * -_-"

Oh ya, forgot to arrange the pieces so the sausages were a bit hidden from sight. (can you spot them? hehe)

Cooking this isn't too hard.

Here's what you need - The Ingredients:

  1. A few pieces of Dory Fish (err, not that type from Finding Nemo okay)
  2. Pepper
  3. Eggs
  4. Salt
  5. Bread Crumbs - it's packaged in boxes in supermarkets

First, to marinate the fish for taste! It's better to do this the night before so that the sauce can seep in for that perfecto taste.

Right, start by slicing the fish pieces (longitudinally, lol) into thinner slices [after thawing of coz]. It may look quite thin now but when you add the coat, it will become thicker in size.

Then, break the eggs into a container. Add pepper and salt - amount is up to your discretion. I think it takes experience to know how much to put. I think it's better to put a little bit more so that there's enough taste.

After that, dip the fish slices into the mixture. Make sure all surfaces are marinated adequately. Then keep this in the fridge overnight.

The next day, take it out earlier for it to defrost. When you're ready to cook your meal, place the still moist fish slices into the breadcrumbs which are set out on a plate. Make sure to cover the entire surface area of the fish slices with the breadcrumbs.

Heat up the pan, then add in generous amounts of oil since it's best to deep fry. The oil must at least cover the fish slices. However, I cut down on that since I don't wanna increase my oil intake, but it tastes best deep fried of coz.

Right, it's time to add the fish slices into the pan! yayz. If you deep fry, there's less worries when turning them over. Unlike me, who wanted to stir fry, there were some problems over the breadcrumbs coming off halfway. [notice those 'defects' in the pics? hehe]

Make sure it's properly cooked before taking it out. (who knows what sort of bacteria cud be inside! but hey, spores are heat-stable right? uh-oh)

Anyway, this is another delicious pic of how the end product looked like.

*scrumptious* I wouldn't mind cooking it again! =D

Don't you lurve the angle this photo is taken? hehe.

Actually, to confess, I quite enjoy cooking. Minus the 'mafan' parts like preparation and cleaning up though. I like the real cooking and the eating part. keke.

If I can be at least half a good cook as my mum is, I'd be sooo happy ade lo! Maybe I'll learn some more chinese-y dishes next. ^v^

Alright, till the next time I steal more of my mum's recipes! (gotta start learning more, since need to cook more next time when I go overseas, yup!)


k0k s3n w4i said...

Put the pics in photoshop, increase the contrast and saturate the colours. THEN they'll look twice as good, LoL.

I'd try your recipe - but I don't eat seafood :(

Zzzyun said...

wah i very lazy to use photoshop for every photo eh.

besides, to me, the pics looked okay. quite tasty looking, hehe.

u dont eat seafood? i'm not a big fan of seafood either. my only exception is fish - i love it!

ps: do u take iodine supplements if u dont eat seafood? might get goiter eh..!

k0k s3n w4i said...

I'm actually mildly hyperthyroid. no prob ;)

Zzzyun said...

oh really? i didnt know.

so do u take any medication for it? or is it so mild that u dont need to do anything abt it?

*just curious*

k0k s3n w4i said...

it's a genetic predisposition thing. my dad has mild Grave's. I have slight hyperthermia (my hands are never cold so i'll make a good gynecologist eh?)

Zzzyun said...

mild graves huh. eh? my hands are rarely cold too wo, so i never really need to warm my hands before touching patients... does that mean....?