#3 FTSS- Bafflingly Brilliant Battered Fish and Chips

Sunday 23 September 2018

Yes, before I cooked fish and chips the other day, I had never tackled cooking any type of fish. But this week, I am partnering with Gousto  so I had the chance to basically be guided through cooking some Basa Fish! This post is sponsored by Gousto and I am super excited about writing for them! I genuinely have loved and still love cooking with their products! 

What is Gousto?

Gousto is a company where you can order a book full of ingredients and recipes that you can cook throughout the week. You get four recipes in one box (of your choice) and you subscribe monthly, however you are able to skip any box you don't want and change up any meals you don't fancy that week! So all around it's a good investment. As a student, actually finding time to go food shopping and even spending your money effectively can be tricky, but honestly, Gousto is such a good idea. I ordered a box of four recipes, so you will definitely be seeing those this week, and one of them was a Crispy Fish and Chips with Lemony Mayo! 

So let's get into it!

Every Gousto meal is made for two people and has enough ingredients to feed them. For example, with this recipe, there were two Basa fillets. 

What you will need: 
  • 1 Large British Free-Range Egg
  • 3 dollops of Mayo
  • 80g of Sugar Snap Peas
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 tsp dried dill (optional) 
  • 30g of Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 2 x Basa Fillets
  • 400g Potatoes 

To me, that doesn't look like a lot of ingredients for this amazing dish and also, you don't even have to shop for them! Gousto will literally drop this box off at your doorstep and it will be full of all the ingredients you need! It is so so simple! They will give you every single thing that will be listed and then some. There is a part of this recipe where you need a sprinkle of flour and in your massive Gousto box, they will have provided you with a tiny bag of flour for this one step, how amazing?

Recipe Time! 


1. Preheat your oven to 220 degrees/425f/Gas Mark 7

2.  Cut the potatoes (leaving the skins on) into the thinnest chips you can. 

3. Place down some foil on a baking tray, place your homemade chips on them and add a helpful dose of oil, salt and pepper.

4. Let them cook until they are golden brown (25-30 mins)


5. Once the chips are nearly all cooked, grab a paper towel and dab your two Basa (fish) fillets to dry them out a little.

6. Add a small handful of flour onto a plate and a large pinch of Salt and pepper.

7. Crack a large egg into a bowl and beat it with a fork

8.  Add the Panko breadcrumbs to another plate

9. Coat the fish fillets in the flour, then dip them into the beaten egg and finally press them into the breadcrumbs.

10. Make sure the breadcrumbs are evenly spread across the fish.

11. Heat a pan with a generous drizzle of vegetable oil and once the oil has heated a little, add the breaded fish and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side until golden brown.


12. Meanwhile, Slice the Sugar snap peas into halves 

13. Grab a saucepan, fill it with water and heat for 3-4 until soft and tender. Then drain the excess water.


14.  Combine the mayo with the dried dill and add a squeeze of lemon into the sauce.

15. Add a pinch of salt for taste.

16. Serve hot and enjoy!

I have already really really enjoyed working with Gousto, they are a super amazing company that is really good for poor students who miss their mums cooking. It is like having a guide that shows you through very simple steps on how to make fantastic meals for you and your friends. Thank you Gousto! And keep your eyes peeled for upcoming posts featuring them as I have ordered so much from this week!

Join the conversation!

  1. Yasss! I like this post also the fish and chips were amazing!

  2. Looks lovely Asher, gusto boxes sound great. Good to see you eating well.... rumours about poor student eating is a lie. Love from your mumma.xx

  3. Well written post, a recipe I would use myself! x

  4. Passing on your infinite cooking knowledge is the recipe for a happy audience

    Much love
    Kelsey x

  5. Ooh that looks so good! Such a good way to cook great meals as a student X

  6. Gusto sounds fab! I'm going to give your recipe a try - fish and chips is a firm family favourite of ours :)

  7. Ah this looks absolutely amazing, omg it actually looks like proper chipper food!! Bookmarking for when I'm back in college!!


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