5 Delicious Vegan Fish And Chips Recipes For Your Kids

5 Delicious Vegan Fish And Chips Recipes For Your Kids

5 Delicious  Vegan Fish And Chips Recipes For Your Kids

It might seem challenging to switch to a vegan diet, but making the switch is easy. Here, I am sharing some comfort food you might not want to miss on a vegan diet. It is easy to serve your family and friends this simple meal of fish and chips. They will love it, and you'll be able to enjoy your new lifestyle without guilt.

In this blog post, I am introducing 4 different ways of making vegan fish. I am sharing recipes for vegan fish made with hearts of palm, celeriac, banana blossom, or tofu.

Vegan Fish And Chips Made With Hearts Of Palm

1. Vegan Fish And Chips Made With Hearts Of Palm

We make this vegan fish with hearts of palm, cover it with a light and crispy beer batter, and serve it with traditional chips. Full of authentic flavour, flaky hearts of palm “fish” and chips taste just like the real thing!

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 35 minutes | Total time: 50 minutes | Servings: 2-3 servings

Ingredients For The Vegan Beer Battered Fish

  • Hearts of palm: 1- 14 oz can
  • Flour: ¾ cup
  • Cornstarch: ¼ cup
  • Baking powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Beer: 6 oz (I used a blond ale)
  • Old Bay Seasoning: 4 teaspoons

Ingredients For Homemade Old Bay Seasoning

  • Celery salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Paprika: 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Cayenne pepper: ½ teaspoon
  • Black pepper: ¼ teaspoon

 Ingredients For The Baked French Fries

  • Russet potatoes: 2, cut into thick french fries
  • Fry seasoning: ½ teaspoon

Ingredients For Homemade Fry Seasoning

  • Garlic powder: 1 part
  • Onion powder: 1 part
  • Paprika: 1 part

Ingredients To Serve

 Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C). Place the can of beer in the freezer.
  2. Then, while the oven preheats, wash the potatoes, and cut them into thick french fries. Distribute the fries on a baking sheet and sprinkle with a hefty drizzle of high heat oil, then sprinkle with the fry seasoning to taste.
  3. Once the oven has preheated, you can bake the chips for 30-40 minutes or until they are crispy on the outside. Flip them after 15 minutes.
  4. While baking the chips, prepare the hearts of the palm into “fish” fillets.
  5. Drain the can, then cut out the centres of the hearts of palm cylinders.
  6. You can run your knife down one side of the cylinders to open them up, then flatten them with one of your hands. Shred the hearts of palm cores by hand and placed them on top of the flattened hearts of palm fillets.
  7. Heat a 1-inch layer of high heat oil (I used avocado oil) in a large pan over medium-high heat. Prep the batter by mixing all the dry ingredients. Once the oil is hot, remove the beer from the freezer and slowly whisk it into the batter mixture. Slowly add the frozen beer while whisking until your batter is thick and well combined (I used about half of a can of beer). You will still have a few lumps in the batter.
  8. Dust both sides of the hearts of palm fillets with flour, then dunk them into the prepared beer batter. Completely coat the heart of palm fillets with batter, allowing any excess batter to drip off, then place them in the oil.
  9. Fry them for about 4-5 minutes per side until golden brown and crispy.

Vegan Fish & Chips - Made With Hearts Of Palm

2. Vegan Fish & Chips – Made With Hearts Of Palm

This vegan fish & chips recipe is so authentic that you won't even know you aren't eating the real thing! Thanks to the hearts of palm, we can mimic the flaky texture of fish which we then coat with a delicious beer batter and deep fry. Enjoy this classic recipe on any night of the week. We usually serve it on Fridays.

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Total time: 25 minutes | Servings: 4

 Ingredients For The Vegan Fish

  • Hearts of palm: 2 cans
  • Panko crumbs: ½ cup
  • Vegan sour cream: 2 tablespoons
  • Old Bay Seasoning: 2 teaspoons
  • Nori seaweed: 1 tablespoon, crumbled

Ingredients For The Beer Batter

  • Beer: 1½ cups
  • Flour: 1 cup
  • Garlic powder: 1 tablespoon
  • Onion powder: 1 tablespoon
  • Old Bay Seasoning: 1 tablespoon
  • Paprika: 1 teaspoon

 Ingredients For The Chips

  • Russet potatoes: 4 large
  • Avocado oil: 1 tablespoon
  • Sea salt: 1 teaspoon

Or

  • Frozen french fries: 1 bag

 Method For The Vegan Chips

  1. If you're cooking the chips from frozen, follow the instructions on the bag. Start by washing your potatoes and removing all the dirt from them. Place the potatoes on a cutting board, cut them into shoestring pieces, place them into a large glass mixing bowl, and cover them with cold water for approximately 10 minutes. Strain the potato fries and pat them dry with a clean kitchen towel.
  2. Heat the avocado oil high in a deep fryer or a large WOK. The oil is ready when you put one drop of water in, and it sizzles.
  3. Use tongs or a spider spatula to gently lower the fries into the oil, cooking them for about 8-10 minutes (don't cook them all the way through yet). You might want to work in batches if you make a large portion of the fries. Remove the fries with a spider spatula and let them rest in a paper towel-lined bowl for 5-10 minutes. Let the oil heat back up, place the chips back into the oil and cook them until they are crispy (about 10 more minutes). Remove the potato fries from the hot oil and place them on a paper towel to absorb the excess oil.

 Method To Prepare The Vegan Fish

  1. Start to prepare the vegan fish fillets. Open the can with the palm of hearts and gently squeeze excess liquid from the hearts of the palm.
  2. Tear the hearts of palm sticks by hand, and shred them into smaller chunks. Add the Panko crumbs, vegan sour cream, old bay spice, and crumbled roasted seaweed and combine all the ingredients. Take some of the heart of palm mixture and form it into vegan fish fillet shapes about half an inch thick. The mixture creates between 3-4 fillets, depending on how big you make them. Place the vegan fillets on a plate and refrigerate them while you cook the rest.
  3. Mix all the dry ingredients for the beer batter in a large mixing bowl. Then mix in your beer a half cup at a time.
  4. Once the beer batter is ready, place your fillets in it and cover the vegan fish entirely in the batter. Add the vegan fish fillets to the heated oil one at a time with the help of tongs or a metal spider spatula.
  5. Cook the vegan fish fillets until they are golden brown and crispy (about 3-5 minutes). Flip them if needed. Repeat the process for all of the vegan fish fillets.
  6. Serve the vegan fish fillets with French fries or chips.
  7. We usually serve vegan fish and chips with a slice of lemon and vegan tartar sauce.

Vegan Fish And Chips Made With Celeriac

3. Vegan Fish And Chips Made With Celeriac

This crispy, flaky, vegan “fish” and chips are made with celeriac! SO comforting, naturally gluten-free, and addictively delicious! Just 6 ingredients are required!

Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time 20 minutes | Total time: 40 minutes | Servings: 15 pieces of fish

Ingredients For The Fish

  • Celeriac: 1 large, peeled and cut into 1-inch strips
  • Water (for boiling)
  • Sea salt: 1 tablespoon to salt the water

 Ingredients For The Batter

  • Gluten-free flour: 1 cup
  • Sea salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Nori seaweed flakes: 3 tablespoons
  • Sparkling water: ⅔-¾ cup
  • Avocado oil: ¼ cup

 Ingredients For The Chips

  • Frozen french fries

Ingredients For Serving

Method

  • Add 3 quarts (~3 litres) of water and 1 tablespoon of salt to a large pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, carefully add the celeriac strips and cover them. Boil the celeriac for 8-9 minutes, or until it is fork tender. Carefully remove and place them on a cooling rack or a plate for them to dry and cool slightly.
  • Now it is time to prepare your choice of fries.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the gluten-free flour, salt, and nori flakes (optional for “sea” flavour) and whisk to mix. Add the sparkling water and whisk the mixture until it is smooth and no lumps remain. Let the vegan fish batter rest for 5-10 minutes to thicken. Then, it should be similar to a pancake batter in texture (add more water or flour to adjust its thickness).
  • In a Dutch oven, heat the avocado oil over medium-high heat. Using a fork or your fingers, dunk each of the boiled celeriac strips into the batter. You want your vegan fish thickly and evenly coated. Then carefully transfer the battered strips to the hot avocado oil. Each piece should sizzle when you place it into the avocado oil — if it doesn't make a sound, turn the heat up slightly. Continue to dunk and add the strips to the skillet until it is complete. Once the oil is sizzling, cook each strip for ~3-4 minutes on the first side.
  • Then use a metal spatula or tongs to lift and flip the strips carefully. They should come up easily. If they are sticking, they most likely haven't cooked enough. On the second side, cook them for 2-3 minutes or until the vegan fish is slightly brown. Transfer the fried vegan fish pieces to a cooling rack or a plate with a napkin to drain the excess oil, then dunk and fry any remaining celeriac strips that didn't fit in the skillet. Set aside until cool enough to handle.
  • Meanwhile, prepare a batch of homemade Easy Vegan Tartar Sauce (or use store-bought). Remove your fries or chips from the oven.
  • Enjoy the vegan fish and chips dunked in your homemade vegan tartar sauce!
  • These vegan fish and chips are best when they are fresh.
  • We tested freezing and reheating the “fish.” It crisps back up nicely. However, the celeriac flavour is stronger, and the crispy coating pulls away from the celeriac. You might want to reheat the vegan fish from frozen by baking it on a greased baking sheet at 400°F (200°C) for 10-15 minutes, flipping at the halfway point.

Vegan Fish And Chips Made With Banana Blossoms

4. Vegan Fish And Chips Made With Banana Blossoms

These perfectly golden and crisp Vegan Fish & Chips and homemade remoulade are made with banana blossoms for a spot-on texture. The best vegan comfort food!

Prep time: 1 hour | Cook time 15 minutes | Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes | Servings: 2-3

 Ingredients For The Fish

  • Banana blossoms: 1- 18 oz (510 g) can
  • Frozen french fries
  • Avocado oil for frying

 Ingredients For The Marinade

  • Water: 2 cups (470 ml)
  • Kelp powder: 1 tablespoon (7 g)
  • Lemon juice: 1 tablespoon (15 ml)
  • Fresh dill: 1 teaspoon (1 g), chopped

 Ingredients For The Batter

  • Flour: 1 cup (120 g), chilled
  • Celery salt: 1 teaspoon (4 g)
  • Paprika: 1 teaspoon (2 g)
  • Baking powder: ¾ teaspoon
  • Pepper: ¼ teaspoon
  • Garlic powder: ¼ teaspoon
  • Beer: 1 cup (236 ml), ice cold

Vegan Tartar Sauce:

  • Vegan mayo: ¼ cup (58 g)
  • Cornichons: 1 tablespoon (10 g), minced
  • Capers: 2 teaspoons (20 g), roughly chopped
  • White vinegar: 1 teaspoon (5 ml)
  • Dijon mustard: ½ teaspoon
  • Fresh dill: 1 teaspoon (2 g), chopped
  • Pinch salt and pepper

Method

  1. Drain and rinse the banana blossoms, then shape them into filets. Wrap the banana blossoms into clean kitchen towels and squeeze out the liquid.
  2. In a glass bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the marinade. Submerge the banana blossoms in the marinade. Cover the marinating banana blossoms and place them in the freezer for 50-60 minutes
  3. After 40 minutes, place the beer and flour in the freezer for ten minutes to chill. The freezing will help the filets stay extra crispy when frying. Once it is chilled, mix the flour with the other batter ingredients (except for the beer). Then add the beer slowly to the flour mixture while constantly stirring. Place the covered batter into the freezer for ten minutes so it is extra cold.
  4. Bake the French fries according to the package's instructions. Then, prepare the sauce. Cover and place it in the fridge. Add the flour to a plate.
  5. Heat the avocado oil in a deep and large skillet to 365°F. Meanwhile, drain the marinated banana blossoms out of the freezer. Gently wrap the banana blossoms in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze the liquid out. Then press the leaves together tightly to form a filet shape, coat them with the flour, and get it into all the crevices. Dunk them into the batter and thickly coat them with batter. Then fry them in the hot avocado oil until they are golden brown and crisp, about 4 minutes. Flip them halfway.
  6. Fry the banana blossoms in two batches to avoid overcrowding the pan. If the temperature of the oil drops, the filets will become greasy. I recommend heating the oil back up between batches, so the second batch is perfectly crisp.

Tofish And Chips (Vegan Fish And Chips)

5. Tofish And Chips (Vegan Fish And Chips)

The vegan fish is made from tofu with a unique technique that makes them flaky and full of flavour. Then you fry them in a homemade beer batter.

Prep time: 1 hour 30 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Total time: 1 hour 40 minutes | Servings: 4 tofish pieces

Ingredients For The Tofish

  • Firm tofu: 1 block (420g), drained and pressed (see step 1)
  • Vegetable broth or water: ½ cup
  • Lemon juice: 2 tablespoons
  • White miso paste: 1 tablespoon
  • Onion powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Garlic powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Sea salt: ¼-½ teaspoon

 Ingredients For The Batter

  • All-purpose flour: 1 cup
  • Sweet paprika: 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Sea salt: ½-1 teaspoon
  • Soda water or beer: 1-1¼ cups
  • Nori seaweed: 1 sheet, cut into pieces (see step 4)
  • Oil for frying

Ingredients To Serve

Method To Prepare The Tofu Fish

  1. Drain the tofu. Then press it for at least 20 minutes. Longer is better. Once pressed, slice the tofu into four 1-inch slices.
  2. To make the flaky texture, take one of the tofu pieces and slice the tofu part way through repeatedly, about ¼-inch apart.
  3. It's helpful to use chopsticks on either side of the tofu to stop cutting through the tofu, so the slices remain intact.

 Method To Mix The Marinade

  1. Mix the vegetable broth, lemon juice, white miso paste, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt in a flat dish or resealable bag. Carefully add the tofu slices, handling them gently, so they don't fall apart. Let the tofish marinate in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour or as long as a few days. We usually marinate it overnight in the fridge.

 Method To Make The Batter

  1. Mix the flour, paprika, garlic powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Add one cup of soda water or beer and mix thoroughly with the other ingredients. Add up to ¼ cup more liquid to reach a thick pancake batter consistency.

 Method To Cut The Nori Sheets

  1. We use nori sheets (the same seaweed sheets you use to roll sushi) to make a fish-like skin. Cut 4 rectangles about the same size as the four tofu pieces. Set aside.

 Method To Fry The Tofish

  1.  Pour avocado oil to coat the bottom of a heavy skillet or pot generously. Set it to medium-high heat. Once the avocado oil is hot, take a piece of nori and place it on the uncut side of the tofu. Press the nori onto the tofu and dip the tofu into the batter to coat.
  2. Be careful, as it may spit. Gently place the tofu covered in batter directly into the hot oil. Repeat with the remaining tofu slices. Fry them for 2 – 3 minutes per side, turning as needed, until the batter is golden and crisp. Drain on a paper towel. Serve the vegan tofish hot with chips, a squeeze of lemon, and homemade tartar sauce.

Conclusion To The 5 Delicious Vegan Fish And Chips Recipes For Your Kids

Conclusion

As you can see, there are quite a few ways of making vegan fish and chips. They are all made without animal products and, therefore, cruelty-free. They are also healthy because they don't have any saturated fats from animals.

I trust you enjoyed this article about the 5 Delicious Vegan Fish And Chips Recipes For Your Kids. Please stay tuned for more blog posts to come shortly. Take care!

JeannetteZ

 

 

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