This Weeks Episode of Home in WA

Martin or Janet Gillespie



(08) 9417 5544

0412 684 995

22 Gwilliam Drive
Bibra Lake WA 6163

Martin promotes the Turquoise Coast endorses and uses Western Potatoes, Golden Eggs, Blue Waters Beef, Ferngrove Wines, Dandaragan Olive oil & Whittington’s Herbs and Spices.   

Thanks must also go to Peter Stannard Homes, one of the best builders in Perth.
To take a look at his outstanding homes, check out  for more information.

Recipe NO 4 - Retro Fish and Chips (with beer batter)

Serves 4
Cooking time 10 minutes

For the batter
2 Golden Eggs, separated
¾ cup Beer, room temperature
2 Tbsp Dandaragan Olive Oil
¾ cup plain Flour
Salt to taste

Place egg yolks in mixing bowl, whisk, add salt, oil, and beer then add flour. Stir batter until thoroughly mixed. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and allow it to rest in the fridge for at least 2 hours, 24 hours is better. Just before using batter, stir it well again.
In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until fluffy but not dry; gently fold egg whites into your batter. The batter is good for about 6 fish fillets, depending upon their size.
Gently lower into pre-heated oil at 180c

For the chips – these should be pre-cooked prior to fish!
4-5 Royal Blue potatoes cut into thick chips/wedges or desired size.
Leave skins on for better taste

Pre Heat oil up to 140c fry chips for 5 minutes until soft not brown.
Reheat oil to 180c cook chips until brown and crisp serve with the fish.

Recommended Wine match - Fern Grove Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
2008 SBS fresh and lively, tropical and crisp

•    Retro Chef uses Dandaragan Olive oil the Grange of Olive Oils.
•    Buy West - Eat Best with Fresh Golden Eggs.
•    Royal Blue potatoes have a creamy yellow flesh, as well as tasting great it looks great on the plate,  fantastic for this recipe


Great news, Martin and Janet now have their own function centre’ and look forward to catering for your next big event!

Why not visit Martin Gillespie at the RETRO CHEF FUNCTION CENTRE –
For birthdays, weddings, sports club wind-ups, family get togethers, anything…
Call Martin or Janet on 9417 5544 or 0421 684 995 – 22 Gwilliam Drive, Bibra Lake
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