*Djupsteiktur Fiskur* in Icelandic, this recipe could more aptly be named "Iceland Does the Fish Part of Britain's Fish & Chips" -- Long, but accurate. :-) Although I've lived here in Iceland for 4+ yrs now, I've posted only a handful of Icelandic recipes. I decided to remedy that, went to the library yesterday & found *Cool Cuisine* (Traditional Icelandic Cuisine) by Nanna Rognvaldardottir. Per her intro: "When the British Army occupied Iceland in 1940, it didn't take enterprising Icelanders long to discover what to offer the soldiers & the 1st fish & chips spot opened in Reykjavik a few wks later." Iceland is known for its fish & potatoes, so this was a natural for them. (Time does not include 30 min resting time for batter) *Enjoy* !
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- 1Pat fish fillets dry w/paper towels, cut into pieces & set aside.
- 2Mix the next 6 ingredients (flour through pepper) in a large bowl. Add beer + egg & mix till smooth & lump-free. Allow batter to rest for 30 minutes.
- 3Heat oil to approx 180°C (350°F). Dip fish pieces in the batter & deep-fry them (a few at a time) for 5-6 minutes or till golden brown.
- 4Remove from the oil using a slotted spoon, drain on kitchen paper & keep warm till all the fish has been cooked.
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Nutritional Facts for Deep-Fried Fish in Batter (Iceland)
Serving Size: 1 (328 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 436.5
- Calories from Fat 29
- Total Fat 3.2 g
- Saturated Fat 0.7 g
- Cholesterol 138.8 mg
- Sodium 710.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 50.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
- Sugars 1.3 g
- Protein 43.9 g