Healthy fish and New potato chips

Season
Spring/Summer
Skill level
Keen cook
Preparation Time
15 minutes
Cooking Time
30-35 minutes
Serves
Serves 2
Categories
Main meal
Categories
Healthy

Recreate one of Britain's national dishes with these homemade fish and chips. Add mushy peas, tartare sauce and a slice of lemon to top it off.

Ingredients

  • 2 fillets of white fish (cod or haddock)
  • 650g New/Baby potatoes
  • 200g frozen peas
  • Zest of 1/2 lime and a wedge to serve
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 70g breadcrumbs
  • 20g butter
  • 1 tbsp mint sauce
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp capers (optional)
  • Tartare sauce to serve (optional)

Method

  1. 1Preheat the oven to 190°C / 170°C / Gas 5.
  2. 2Peel and chop the potatoes into small sticks. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil and par boil the potatoes for 5 mins.
  3. 3Place the breadcrumbs in a bowl and add the lemon zest, chopped parsley, salt and pepper. Melt 10g of butter and stir through the breadcrumb mixture to combine.
  4. 4Take a large oven tray, pour in the vegetable oil and place in the oven.
  5. 5Place the fish fillets on a small oven tray. Season and pop a knob of butter on each and cover with foil.
  6. 6Remove the large oven tray and add the potatoes. Mix around to coat in the oil, then season.
  7. 7Place both trays in the oven.
  8. 8After 15 mins remove the foil from the fish and cover each fish with the breadcrumbs.
  9. 9At the same time, give the chips a shake. Place the uncovered fish back in the oven for a further 10-15 mins until the chips are cooked and the breadcrumbs golden.
  10. 10Meanwhile make the crushed peas. Add the peas to boiling water. Once cooked, slightly mash and add the mint sauce.
  11. 11Serve with a slice of lemon and the tartare sauce topped with extra capers.