Fish and chips, fried zucchini and garlic aioli
This is a delicious meal. It's not particularly healthy and is ridiculously pan-intensive, which, fortunately, is what keeps me from making it very often!
I prepared a recipe of lemon and garlic aioli as my dipping sauce. Basically homemade mayonnaise, it consists of a mix of olive and canola oil, an egg, garlic, and lemon juice.
I prepared a recipe of beer batter from this recipe .
Make a recipe of steak fries . This has to be done first because the potatoes are first blanched in 270°F oil before doing the final cooking at 360°F.
For the fried zucchini, cut into pieces and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Dredge in flour, then the beer batter and deep fry for a few minutes.
For the fish, I used Alaskan cod. While Atlantic cod is "closer" it has been over-fished for decades . It also tends to be fished by bottom trawling which results in significant by-catch and damage to bottom habitats.
Cut the fish to reasonably sized pieces. This is about a pound of fish:
Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Dredge in flour then in the beer batter and deep fry for about 4 minutes for thin pieces, and longer for thick pieces.
And this is why I don't make this very often: