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How to Make Classic Fish and Chips with Coleslaw

Fish and chips is a deep-fried battered fish dish served with deep-fried potatoes and tartar sauce. A popular pub and takeaway food originally from the United Kingdom, but is now popular all across the world as it's something that we can only love.

The fried potatoes are called chips in Britain, the dish is a signature one from England and is often considered the national dish. Though you may find different versions of the recipe all across Britain, it's usually served with vinegar, salt, and tartar sauce. The common types of fish used are cod, halibut, or flounder. Side dishes may include mushy peas, curry sauce, pineapple fritters, or pickled onions and eggs.

This is a classic fish and chips recipe that is easy and quick to make and is so tempting and delicious. The lightly battered deep-fried tender fish done to perfection with the warm, crispy, savory chips seasoned with salt added with the zesty lemon wedge is perfect for any day of the year. It will leave your tastebuds asking for more. We have added coleslaw as an element of crunch and freshness that's an absolute delight to pair it with.

So why wait to savor your favorite fish and chips until your next visit to a restaurant or pub if you can make this super easy, quick, and delectable version at home in a short time or with less effort? Here's your tantalizing classic fish and chips recipe with crunchy coleslaw!

Ingredients -

For the fish and chips-

  • 2 large potatoes

  • 500 grams of fish fillets

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 1 tsp black pepper powder

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp Italian herbs seasoning

  • 1 tsp olive oil

  • 1 lemon for serving

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil for frying

For the coleslaw-

  • 1/2 cup of shredded cabbage, you can use a mix of white and red cabbage

  • 1/4 cup of julienned carrots

  • 1/4 cup of finely sliced onions

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 tsp dijon mustard

  • 1 tsp black pepper powder

  • 1 tsp vinegar

  • Salt to taste


  1. Slice the potatoes into strips/wedges and place them in a bowl of cold water. Add salt to it and leave it aside for 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Start the fish by marinating it with some salt and pepper and a spoonful of flour. The flour will allow the batter to stick better to the fish while frying.

  3. In another bowl, mix all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, black pepper, and paprika. Add some water until the mixture is smooth and you get a medium-thick batter. Let the mixture rest for 20 minutes.

  4. Drain the potato wedges and mix them with salt, Italian seasonings, and olive oil. Place it in an air fryer at 180-degree celsius for about 12 to 15 minutes, tossing halfway. I have used an air fryer for the chips, you can use the good old deep frying!

  5. For the deep-fried fish, pour oil into a deep frying pan and heat it over medium-high heat until it sizzles. Dip the marinated fish fillet in the batter and release it carefully into the hot oil. Cook it over medium-high heat for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side, one at a time.

  6. For the crunchy coleslaw salad, take the vegetables in a bowl and add mayonnaise, mustard, black pepper powder, vinegar, and salt. Mix it thoroughly.

  7. Place the golden deep-fried fish and chips on a plate. Serve it with lemon wedges and prepared coleslaw. Alternately you can cut the fish into pieces too.

  8. Your easy and classic fish and chips are ready to be savored. Enjoy!

For a healthier version, you can use the air fryer for both fish and chips.

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Hi there! I’m Muzna, the Founder and Editor of The Bliss Key, I live in San Francisco with my family and by profession I’m an eLearning consultant with more than a decade of experience, and a degree in Business Management and Instructional Design

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