This copycat Applebee’s fish and chips recipe is absolutely out of this world. Making perfectly fried fish can be a struggle for some, but this recipe makes it so easy! Each bite is incredibly crispy, without being too heavy or greasy. Give it a try!
How To Make Applebee’s Hand-Battered Fish and Chips (Copycat)
Applebee’s hand-battered fish and chips recipe is easy, light, and crispy. Lightly battered haddock fillets, served with golden brown, crunchy fries. err chips?
- Preheat your oil to 250 degrees F. Prepare also a wire rack lined with a baking sheet.
- Blanch potatoes in the oil in small batches for roughly 5 to 8 minutes until slightly golden.
- Drain blanched potatoes onto your wire rack.
- Freeze your potatoes anywhere from 3 to 6 hours until firm.
- When ready, heat your oil to 360 degrees F.
- Deep fry your frozen potatoes in batches for roughly 8 to 10 minutes per batch, until crispy and golden brown.
- Drain fried potatoes onto your wire rack.
- Season the chips with salt and toss to combine just before serving.
- If using homemade seafood seasoning, stir to combine all its ingredients together. Set aside.
- Raise the oil temperature in the pot to roughly 375 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, combine 2½ cups of flour and seasoning. Create a well in the mixture and add the cold beer into the center. Mix to combine.
- Dredge the fish fillets in the remaining flour, dip in the batter, and deep fry in batches for roughly 7 to 10 minutes per batch, until golden brown and crispy.
- Drain from oil and place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain and cool before serving.
- Serve with chips, coleslaw, lemon wedges, and tartar sauce.
- Sugar: 2g
- Calcium: 155mg
- Calories: 981kcal
- Carbohydrates: 160g
- Cholesterol: 111mg
- Fat: 6g
- Fiber: 10g
- Iron: 13mg
- Monounsaturated Fat: 2g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g
- Potassium: 2059mg
- Protein: 64g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Sodium: 1923mg
- Vitamin A: 1971IU
- Vitamin C: 12mg
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