Oh my goodness! These were just delicious.
3 large potatoes (we used pontiacs)
1/2 cup potato starch
1 1/2 cup rice flour
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
3 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 can soda water
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 lbs of fish cut into wedges (we used halibut and salmon)
1/2 cup rice flour in a plastic bag (for dredging the fish)
Heat 3 inches of oil in a heavy pot or deep fryer to 325 F.
Cut the potatoes into fries and cook them about 3 minutes. They aren't done yet! Put the fries on a plate lined with paper towels in a warm oven as you go.
When all the potatoes are cooked, heat the fryer to 375 F.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredient. Combine soda water and egg and pour into the flour mixture. Whisk to a smooth batter. Dredge the fish pieces in the rice flour and then just before you drop them carefully in the hot oil, you dip them into the batter.
Starting with potatoes, fry them in batches. Potatoes take just 2 or 3 minutes to be crisp and brown. The fish will take about 4 minutes, turning once.
Remove to a plate lined with paper towels, season lightly with salt.
These are really good with homemade tartar sauce. Just mix 1/2 cup mayo with 1/4 cup sweet relish (I will have to post the one I made with no onion) and 1 Tbsp lemon juice.