I do love a takeaway, but we always split one order between us and my husband isn't very adventurous - it took me years to convince him to try a chow mein. The last time my husband chose fish and chips, I decided to make my own instead. He still preferred the chip shop batter but I really enjoyed mine and even though I had no Superfree with it (I had speed soup that day with 12 or 13 veg in it and a salad, I really don't feel one bit bad about not having veg with the dinner, it won't be every day) it was delicious and felt like I had eaten a takeaway.
The recipe for the "batter" is from the Slimming World fakeaways book, available for members to buy on the website. I'm not an official member anymore but when I joined I bought a few different books just to have.
How to make:
Make your Slimming World chips as usual - chop a potato or two into chip shapes, parboil them for 5-7 minutes, drain, return to saucepan and shake, then spray with frylight and either oven bake or pop them in the airfryer or actifry. I've FINALLY managed to perfect them in the Airfryer, it took me months to get it right but we're there now. Totally depends on the type of potato - golden wonder work best but roosters are even nicer if parboiled and left in fridge overnight first.
Battered Fish (Serves 2)
2 skinless cod or haddock fillets
Salt and pepper
Lemon wedges, to serve
* Preheat oven to 200c/180c (fan)/Gas 6.
* Separate the egg. Put the white in one bowl and the yolk in another.
* Whisk the egg white until it starts to form soft peaks (it will begin to resemble cream).
* Fold the egg yolk in to the white, don't over mix.
* Add salt and pepper to the mix.
* Put your fish on a baking tray, then spoon the mixture over the fish.
* Bake for 10-12 mins until topping is browned and fish is cooked through.
Serve with veg and/or chips, and garnish with a lemon wedge and a sprig of parsley. I actually couldn't eat all the chips (and that was only 2 potatoes worth) so I'd definitely just use one potato and add some peas next time.
No, it doesn't really taste like proper batter. But it does give a lovely little chewy crunch to the fish and it's far healthier than something from a chipper that's dripping with grease!