Ed and I are generally creatures of habit. Every two or three weeks, come lunchtime, we’ll deem it fish & chips day and Ed will whizz off on his Micro scooter to Bailey’s in Fulham (widely acknowledged for the excellence of their fish and chips), and come back with haddock and chips. Whilst he has gone I’ll lay the table, warm the plates and assemble all manner of condiments – after all fish & chips is mainly about the dips and sauces isn’t it?
Tartare (or tartar in North America) sauce is a vital addition to our fish & chips, and I whip up a batch of sauce fresh every time. If you have leftovers pour them over some grated carrot and cabbage for a quick and easy ‘slaw.
I discovered some years ago that you can thin mayonnaise down with yoghurt, to a ratio of about 1:2 without that much impact on the flavour but at the same time significantly reduces the calories. Fewer calories equates to more chips surely?
What is your favourite dip for chips?
- 1 tbs mayonnaise
- 2 tbs low fat plain yoghurt preferably Greek or thick
- 1 tbs capers – drained and chopped
- 1 tbs gerkins – drained and chopped
- A few drops of the gerkin or caper vinegar
- Salt & Pepper to taste
Simply mix all the ingredients together, season to taste.
If you love capers as much as I do you might like
My speedy tomato spaghetti with capers and haddock
My favourite comfort pasta
Madeleine’s baby leeks with egg and capers
Camilla’s salmon, dill and caper linguine
Margot’s spaghetti puttanesca
I also want to share with you that Fuss Free Flavours is now a publisher on Yummly. Yummly is a site that allows you to search for save recipes from anywhere on the internet into your personal “recipe box”, then sort them into collections such as healthy, puddings, chicken etc. There are some very clever search filters so you can search for recipes with or without ingredients- so if you have a glut of beetroot you can find recipes. You can also search by tastes so salty, sweet, sour, bitter or spicy. It is well worth a look. If you like the look of my recipes and want to add them to your recipe box, simply click the orange “yum” button at the stop and bottom of every post.