The Ultimate Fish and Chips

1 cup flour
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 eggs, separated
2 Tbsp chopped fresh herbs
4 X 6 oz cod fillets
vegetable oil, for deep-frying
8 large potatoes
freshly ground black pepper

Sift the flour and seasoning into a large mixing bowl. Whisk the olive oil with 1/2
cup water and the egg yolks to make a smooth batter. Stir in the mixed herbs and
leave to stand for at least 30 minutes. Whisk the egg whites until stiff and fold
into the mixture. Heat the oil in a large, heavy-based saucepan and test with a
piece of stale bread. Dip the fish fillets into the batter and deep-fry for 4 - 7
minutes until golden brown. Drain well on absorbent paper towels and keep warm.
Meanwhile, make the chips. Leaving the skin on, cut the potatoes into wedges and
deep-fry for 10 minutes until golden brown and crispy.

Serves 4

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