Fried Fish and Chips with Allagash White from The Black Birch in Kittery, Maine.
- 7 oz. haddock fillet
- 1 cup Allagash White
- 1/2 cup All purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning
- salt and pepper to taste (be liberal)
- 1 tbsp seasoned flour (All purpose flour + salt and pepper)
- 1 gallon canola oil
Add canola to a dutch oven on a stove top and heat to 350°F. While the oil is coming to temp, mix all the dry ingredients except for seasoned flour into the Allagash White. Whisk until smooth.
Dredge the fillet in seasoned flour. Dip the fillet in batter and coat evenly, wiping excess on side of bowl. Float in oil for 20 seconds holding by the thinnest end of fillet, above the oil line. Release the fish into the oil, fry for approximately 6 mins, or until golden.
Serve with french fries and Allagash White. Cheers!