This recipe for crispy beer battered fish and healthy chips gives a lighter beer batter with spices that compliment the beer. The chips are baked in olive oil and taste just as good as fried if not better.
Continue reading for money saving tips and gluten and dairy free options. There is also a PDF version of this recipe at the end of the post which can be printed or saved to your device to save on paper.
*The Nutrition Facts label above should be used as a guide only. The amounts can change depending on the brands you use. To reduce the fat content always try to buy reduced fat products and lean meat when you can afford it. Look for reduced salt products and low sugar without artificial sugar replacements.
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Spicing Up Your Chips
Get creative with different spice combinations. Simply sprinkle over then toss through with the olive oil. Here are a few combinations to get you started.
- Thyme Leaves and Minced Garlic
- Rosemary Leaves, Freshly Ground Pepper and Grated Garlic
- Sweet Paprika, Minced Garlic and Chili Powder
- Sweet Paprika, Turmeric Powder, Minced Garlic and Cayenne Powder
- Smokey Paprika and Garlic Powder
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Gluten and Dairy Free Options
This recipe is dairy free. To make it gluten free; use a measure for measure gluten free plain flour blend and use a gluten free beer. Gluten free beers are becoming more popular and so more brands are coming onto the market. Have fun finding the gluten free beer you like the best!
Save money on your crispy beer battered fish and healthy chips by buying sunflower oil in bulk. Sunflower oil is the best type of oil for deep frying as it is healthier than other oils and doesn’t affect the flavour of the food you are frying.
Cheap fillets of white fleshed fish can be used in this recipe such as Basa. While fresh fish is always better than frozen it is cheaper to buy packs of frozen fillets. It is best to thaw frozen fish in the fridge.
This guide to Creating Budget Friendly Meals covers everything from planning to making the most of in season vegetables and meat to using raw ingredients to create healthy and nutritious meals which cost less to make. A little forethought can save you a great deal of money over the course of the year.
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