Battered fish and chips is a common dish for many of us brits, due to the batter, however, it's not the healthiest of meals so you should be tracking the syns to keep losing weight as part of SW.
On average, battered fish typically has between 12-15 syns depending on the type of fish and size, making it very high in syns, therefore should only be eaten as treat now again when your syns allow.
We've put together a short informational guide below which will discuss why battered fish is so high in syns, how many syns fish and chip shops battered fish has, syn values of battered fish as well as how to make your SW battered fish.
Battered fish is high in syns due to the frying process of the batter which adds extra calories depending on the oil used. The breading itself also adds syns which is why many slimmers opt to have their fish without breading.
For example, a non-battered cod fillet has 5.5 syns while a breaded one has 11 syns (on average), which is nearly double the syns.
Still, you can happily eat battered fish on the slimming world plan as long as you save some syns from your allowance of 15 a day.
If you are interested to know how many syns a takeaway battered fish has then you looking at around 18 syns for a large piece which is even higher in syns than the usual supermarket fish syn values. You would also need to take into account the chips since they would have been deep-fried.
To help you out with figuring the syns of your battered fish, we've listed the varying syn values from some different battered fish types below.
If you feel like getting creative in the kitchen, why not try making your slimming world battered fish for fewer syns?
We've listed the recipe deets below which has 6.5 syns per serving of fish (do note you will need an air fryer for this recipe).
To conclude, battered fish is very high in syns consuming nearly all of your daily syn allowance due to the high-calorie breaded coating which is also fried, bringing up its fat content. To save syns, we would opt for a smaller piece of fish or not batter, but if you have the craving, you can always make your battered fish at home for half the syns with our recipe above!