Battered salmon and chips recipe

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This timeless dish has had a makeover, using fresh salmon. We call this classy fish and chips...

battered salmon and chips
Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time45 mins
Total Time1 hours 5 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories646 Kcal32%
Fat39 g56%
Saturated Fat5 g25%
Carbohydrates41 g16%

This battered salmon and chips recipe will soon become a family favourite, much like the true holiday staple.

Fish and chips are the pinnacles of British food. Ordering a large portion, then regretting it 15 minutes later when our bellies are full, and wondering why we didn't order the size down. It's all part of the glorious way we eat fish and chips. It’s not always possible to eat your fish and chips at the seaside though, so why not try giving it a go at home with this recipe for battered salmon and chips? You don't need masses of ingredients and you can prepare the batter ahead of time. Try using sustainably sourced white fish, if you don’t like salmon.


  • 150g plain flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp sea salt
  • 200ml beer or lager
  • 750g Maris Piper potatoes, skin on, cut into batons
  • Sunflower oil for deep frying (about 1 litre)
  • 4 salmon fillets, skin on

To serve:

  • Salt and vinegar
  • 1 lemon, quartered




  1. Mix together the flour, baking powder and sea salt. Whisk in the beer or lager until you have a smooth thick batter. Place in the fridge until needed.
  2. Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the potato batons for 10 mins. Drain and leave to dry off.
  3. In a saucepan or deep fat fryer, heat the oil. Drop in a little batter to test if it’s ready. Fry the chips until golden and crispy, then remove using a slotted spoon if you don’t have a frying basket. You may need to do this in batches.
  4. Dip the salmon into the batter, ensuring it’s all coated, and then place carefully into the hot oil. Fry until the batter is golden and cooked– the salmon should be cooked through too. You can test with a meat thermometer, but it doesn’t matter if the salmon is a little translucent inside.
  5. Serve with the salt and vinegar, a wedge of lemon and some garden peas, if liked.

Top tips for making battered salmon and chips

Safety first when using hot oil – use a slotted spoon or frying basket to place the fish and chips into the pan. Choose low calorie beer to lower the calorie count slightly.

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Samuel Goldsmith
Freelance food writer

Former Assistant Headteacher, Samuel has a BSc in Food from the University of Birmingham and is also Co-Vice Chair of the Guild of Food Writers and a Trustee of 91 Ways CIC. His work has featured in national and international publications including Waitrose Food, Australian Delicious, and the LAD Bible Group. Samuel has also consulted on a number of best-selling food and drink books, and was a nutritional consultant for BBC’s Eat Well for Less.