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Vegan Fish and Chips recipe

vegan Fish and Chips recipe


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Vegan Beer Battered Fish & Chips
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I love beer and I love pub-style food, the two usually go hand-in-hand don't they? But what happens when I mix the two, and take this fishy favorite to a world of meatless? Well a magical meal that features a weird vegetable that you would never think would make an awesome vegan fish alternative.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4
  • 1 large long eggplant
  • 1 ½   tsp kelp granules, milled to a powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2-3 cups vegetable broth
Beer Batter
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle beer
  • 1½ cups organic all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup organic all-purpose flour, reserved
  • 1 tsp kelp granules
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  1. In a long casserole dish, mix together kelp granules, broth, lemon juice, and garlic powder whisk until smooth.
  2. Cut the eggplant into ½ in thin fillet shapes (length-wise).  Add them to the casserole, ensuring that they are completely covered with broth mixture. Let the eggplant marinate for 3-5 hours.
Beer Batter
  1. Heat oil to 375 degrees F in a large pot or deep fryer. And preheat your oven to 225 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, pour in 1 bottle of beer. Sift 1½ cups flour into the bowl, whisking in gently until just combined, stir in spices.
The Finished Product
  1. Pat eggplant dry and season on both sides with salt and pepper and coat it in the beer batter. Dredge the eggplant in reserved flour and slide into oil as coated. Fry, turning over frequently, until deep golden and cooked through, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Transfer to a paper towel-lined baking sheet and keep warm in oven. Fry remaining fish in batches, returning oil to 375 degrees F between batches.
  3. Serve eggplant-fish with French fries.

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  • Jung Mee says:

    Hi there, thank you for this amazing looking recipe. Do you think using gluten free flour and using an air fryer would work?

  • Is there a way to make this without deep frying? I don’t have that kind of equipment in my kitchen.

    It looks amazing and I’ve been missing beer battered fish since going vegan.

  • Ah, so excited to give this a try! Eggplant is such an amazing versatile vegetable and perfect shape for ‘fish fillets’. Thanks for sharing your recipe 🍴🍆

  • Do you think it would still come out any good without the kelp granules? The prop65 warning scares me a bit.

  • Made this tonight – delish! So luxurious to eat something that tastes like a taste of old.
    One though: it is a lot of work for a weeknight dinner, but I cut up my eggplant at lunch time, so the marinating part was done. I would have liked a bit more fishy taste, so may try my dulse granules next time. Not sure what the difference is. 🙂
    I also wanted to try air-frying, but I think it’s too drippy to do that. Curious if anyone has succeeded.
    Thank you for all the great recipes.

  • Can I just say it seems awesome but can I just also point out it says ‘prep time 10 mins’ then it goes and says ‘marinate eggplant for 3-5 hour’s.

  • Hi! I was wondering if there is anything i can use in place of the beer 🙂

  • Sorry, I meant use the kelp granules for the filet o’fish recipe, just as it’s used in this recipe.

  • Could you also use the kelp granules, like for the filet o’ fish you made, for this recipe as well? I really want to try both recipes and thought about the kelp granules for this recipe as well.

  • This was amazing. Before becoming vegan I lived fish and chips. This is so good and I can’t tell the difference. I didn’t use kelp and it was still amazing! Thanks so much. I used oats and flour blended to give the batter a crumbly finish and the texture was great. Subscribed 🙂

  • Roighto

  • I tried several tofu iterations of fish and chips and none of them were satisfactory to me. I tried your recipe and it came out perfect. I can cross out one more non vegan craving that comes up for me which feels amazing

  • Your Fish and chips look amazing! I never thought about using eggplant! I will try your recipe very soon! Thank you! Btw you are adorable!

  • Morgana says:

    Why do you need to call it FISH if it’s vegan? Why do you need to make substitutes of the real thing instead of creating something and calling it by what it is.. Beer battered AUBERGINE

    • Making things familiar to the masses makes eating vegan much more attractive to omnivores.

    • CeaCea says:

      Wow…really? It is so irritating 2 see people come 2 someone’s VEGAN blog & ask the same question CLEARLY from someone who, like many, doesn’ t bother 2 think it out. Since u need it spelled out 4 u… SOME of us Vegans want the taste of meat & other animal products without the harm of actually having them. THIS fits the bill. How would we know what it was akin 2 taste wise if she did not indicate it was fake fish?

      Thank u EdgyVeg 4 your recipe, time, sharing & much more PC comment 2 this question than mine. Good educating 1 person at a time… glad u have the patience.

      • Let it go!! I think the blog can handle itself without you making the comment section into a war zone. 🙂

        • Christien Anholt says:

          I agree, great recipe and CeaCea – right on! I hear you. People don’t think things out & are quick to fly off the handle. Speaking of which…

          Tiff – You really think she is making a comment into a war zone? LOL Then *YOU* are the one who needs to let something go lol…or better yet get a grip on telling yourself what to do instead of telling others!

    • NiaPerry says:

      I wouldn’t have been able to find this recipe with that description 😂

    • That’s what I say! Love the name

    • Why did you feel the need to make a comment? Because it’s your business and you can do what, right? So if she chose to call it fish and chips, that’s her business! Stay in ur lane!

  • delicious! I made the recipe today and was very very good, thanks for sharing <3

  • This is so imaginative! How much oil would you use if frying in a pan? I rarely deep fry anything but this looks worth trying out 🙂

  • So I think you are just the greatest thing! I make all your stuff (you make this transition a friggin breeze) and I made this. Only difference was I breaded it with the panko crumbs that you used when doing the fillet o-ish! I also did it in bite sized pieces and dipped it in the vegan tarter and oh my god THE BEST

    • THAT SOUNDS AMAZING!!!!! I am so happy to hear that you love the recipes!! yippiieeeeeee!!!!!! Thanks so much for watching. I love what I do <3


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