Copycat Long John Silver’s Fish-and-Chips

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As a kid, my hands-down favorite fast food place was Long John Silver’s. And although I loved the fish and fries, I have to admit my favorite things were the little crunchies. You know, the little pieces of fried batter that would end up in your food basket. I loved them. I would even ask for ‘extra crunchies’ when I ordered. Fortunately, I can get all the crunchies I want when I make this copycat Long John Silver’s Fish-and-Chips.

Copycat Long John Silver's Fish-and-Chips

If I want extra crunchies I just add a few drops of batter to the oil and in seconds… extra crunchies! And don’t forget the hush puppies! No Long John Silver’s copycat meal is complete without them. This copycat Long John Silver’s Fish-and-Chips dish will bring back memories of the last time you stopped by the restaurant!

For something a bit different, dip your fries in my malt vinegar aioli instead of good-ole ketchup.

Also try my copycat of Captain D’s batter dipped fish!

Copycat Long John Silver's Fish-and-Chips
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Copycat Long John Silver’s Fish-and-Chips

Now I can make my own copycat Long John’s Silver’s fish and chips. And if I want extra crunchies I just add a few drops of batter to the oil and in seconds… extra crunchies! 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword copycat, fish, fries
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 1092kcal


For the batter

For the fish

For the fries


For the batter

  • Combine all ingredients. Whisk until smooth and there are no lumps.

For the fish

  • Heat a few inches of oil to 375 F in a Dutch oven or deep fryer.
  • Pat fish dry and coat well in the batter.
  • Working in batches, slowly lower the fish into the oil and fry on both sides until golden brown.
  • Remove to a paper towel-lined plate
  • Service with tartar sauce and malt vinegar.

For the fries

  • Reduce oil temperature to 325 F.
  • Fry potatoes until starting to turn golden brown. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate and pat dry.
  • Increase oil temperature to 375 F and add the fries back in. Fry until golden brown and crispy. Remove to paper towel-lined plate to drain, sprinkle with salt, then serve immediately.


Calories: 1092kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 170g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 387mg | Sodium: 745mg | Potassium: 5078mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 363IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 206mg | Iron: 7mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

2 thoughts on “Copycat Long John Silver’s Fish-and-Chips”

  1. Wow, I have been looking for the french fry recipe for LJS. Thank you for sharing. I have the fish recipe from somewhere else, just not the french fries. I plan to test it soon.

  2. I have been using this recipe for a few years now. It’s the best way to have cod. I have to eat gluten free now, so I substitute gluten free flour, and it works the same. You can’t tell it’s gluten free. Thank you for the recipe.

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