Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fish 'n' Chips ~ Have you Heard?

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Just in case I didn't comment on your blog already with my... "Sorry my computer's down" message ...nor are you one of my blog's Facebook fans who had the pleasure of seeing the cryptic messages I posted on my wall last night... I'll say it here too...

My computer (that I've owned for just over two years now) has died.

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I swear the computer companies place chips on their machines that register the exact second a computer's warranty expires. Such chips instruct the computers to do the following:

"Begin acting temperamental.  Start with minor annoyances like sticky keys...fade to blue fuzzy screens ...and last...turn on and off whenever you damn well please.  Such actions will ensure the owner frustrated to the point where a new computer/upgrade is necessary. Once you have successfully accomplished your mission - may you rest in peace - you have served us well."

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So yes...I need a new computer.

I just assume walk into a Best Buy, find the geekiest looking kid I can and tell him what I want...nothing too pricey yet not a piece of junk... perhaps a model that can handle a bit of splattered food and some wine from time to time?    Easy, right?

Well...I would be home from Best Buy with new computer in hand - if it weren't for my meddling husband!  I love the man - but he seems to think such a purchase warrants, "a bit of research."

Words like, "price comparing, gigobites, technobites and blah, blah, blah...!" Words that (besides their already annoying meanings) push off the purchase of a new machine to - gulp - this weekend!

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So...what's a self diagnosed Food Blogger Addict/Twitter Aholic/Facebook Junkie to do without a computer?  

I'll tell you...sneak onto her husband's work computer while he's attending a sales call where his good old BlackBerry was all he needed! (Turns out there IS room in my heart for that CrackBerry afterall!)

He just called to say he's on his way back (I told him not to rush) but I guess it's time I wrap this post up...

Remember those fries I posted's the fish we ate with them thus, Fish n' Chips!  Replace the beer in the picture with a Guinness ...and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Fish 'n' Chips

Here are the fries

1 lb. Cod, try to find a thick fillet
cornmeal (about 1 cup, add more if necessary)
1 Tablespoon Garlic powder
1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
1/2 tsp. Cumin powder
1/2 tsp. Parsley Flakes
Salt and Pepper
AP Flour (about 1 cup)
1 egg lightly beaten


Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Cut the cod into 2-3 inch chunks. Lightly salt and pepper both sides of the fish.

Take 3 bowls. Place some flour in one. The beaten egg in the second. Cornmeal and spices in the third.

Place cod in the flour, coat and shake of excess flour. Dip into the egg bath, then coat with the cornmeal mixture.

When ready, deep fry in 360 degree oil about 3-4 minutes or until the outside is crispy.

Keep fish warm (and ensure it's cooked through) by placing the fish on a pan in the oven - 300 degrees until ready to eat (not too long though as you do not want to dry it out!)

Serve with chips, fresh lemon, tarter sauce and ketchup!


Courtney said...

Dang that meddling husband! :)

Can you believe I've had my computer for almost 6 years? Crazy, right?!

What a great fish recipe. I'm super particular when it comes to fish, but this looks really great!

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Hooray for your stealthy covert posting :) I for one appreciate your dedication to the blog. I also think you're hilarious and LOVE to read your blog :) This weekend? Really? That's so far away...surely you can do research on a crackberry...stores are open until 9pm after all :)

Edible Art said...

aww, i hope you get a new computer soon :(
you will be missed.

and that fish n chip recipe looks GREAT !
ahhh yummmie .

chow and chatter said...

he he you crack me up hope get the computer you want and wow love the fish and chips

Nuts about food said...

Just after you came out and confessed you were addicted, your computer dies on you. What a cruel twist of fate. Thank goodness for your DH's computer, otherwise what would us addicts of your blog do?

Unknown said...

LOL..silly boys, they think they know everything. Research, schmesearch...I'm with you, find a geek, have him tell you what you should buy!! Seems easy enough :)
I'm glad you snuck off to use the hubby's computer though.. Love this fish recipe!!

Unknown said...

I hate computer problems! My laptop got a virus and it was never the same. So after hearing me complain about it freezing up for a couple of months, my husband surprised me with a new one.

I love fish and chips! Thanks for posting the recipes.



Mary Bergfeld said...

It all looks good to me. I happen to love fish and chips and while I don't make them often I really enjoy them when they appear on the table. You have a great recipe. I hope the "puter" problems are quickly taken care of. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Simply Life said...

oh DELICIOUS! definitely the perfect way to celebrate the holiday!

Joanne said...

UGH!! I am SO sorry about your computer! They really do wait for just the minute that the warranty expires. I'm convinced.

Well, it's a good thing you're so sly otherwise I'd be having a severe withdrawal right now. Love these fish and chips!

laurie said...

Hope you fnd a cumputer soon.

Fish and chips...looks perfect!

Katerina said...

I am so sorry about your computer. I had moments like that too in the past! The fish goes perfectly with those fries!