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Fish and Chips with Homemade Tartar Sauce

Mouthwatering fish and chips with homemade tartar sauce.  This heaping plate of crispy batter-fried fish and hand-cut french fries served up with a fresh batch of homemade tartar sauce will have you in the all you can eat line in your very own home.  

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Fish and Chips, Tartar Sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 449 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke


Tartar Sauce

  • 1/2 cup (119.5 g) mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons dill relish
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1 teaspoon whole-grain mustard
  • pinch kosher salt
  • pinch black pepper

Fish and Chips

  • 4 large potatoes, cut into even strips
  • 1 cup (125 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon (kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup (366 g) milk
  • 1 egg
  • 4 cup (872 g) vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 1/2 pounds cod fillets


Tartar Sauce

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Fish and Chips

  1. In a medium-size bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, cayenne pepper, and pepper. Stir in the milk and egg; stir until the mixture is smooth. Let stand for 20 minutes.

  2. Preheat the oil in a large pot to 365 °F.

  3. Fry the potatoes in the hot oil until they are tender. Drain them on paper towels.
  4. Dredge the fish in the batter, one piece at a time, and place them in the hot oil. Fry until the fish is golden brown. If necessary, increase the heat to maintain the 365 °F. Drain well on paper towels.

  5. Add the cooked potatoes back into the hot oil for 1 to 2 minutes for added crispness.