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Fish n chips for grown ups

December 2, 2010

Mmmm……fish sticks.     If you’re over the age of 14, look away.

How bout some frozen french fries from the bottom of your freezer?

Do you even know what that fish is?   What the coating is?  How long the bag of fries has been there? Probably not.

Please just say no to mystery frozen food in your grocery store.  Instead, give them the fish finger and make your own.

Fresh or frozen, get some white fish.  Perch, sole, cod, whiting or whatever turns you on and cut into strips.

Now get yourself 2 bowls.  One for a beaten egg and one for a bit of white flour (or rice flour for gluten-free).

Be prepared!  Line your cookie or baking pan with parchment paper…preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  Begin the coating process.

Lightly coat your fish strips with flour.  Dip the fish in the beaten egg and then sprinkle generously with seasoning of choice. I used a mixture of sea salt, lemon rind and garlic powder but you could also use panko (Japanese bread crumbs or cornmeal for gluten-free).    Place directly on baking sheet and cook until crispy.

While all of that was happening you were supposed to be roasting, baking, boiling or microwaving your potatoes.

Were you?

I was.  Big thick steak fries sprinkled with some garlic and sea salt.  Bake in a 400 degree oven until super crispy.

That was easy.  No mystery here.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. Lisa permalink
    December 2, 2010 6:47 am

    I’ll give you a fish finger and it will be my own! Ha ha, couldn’t resist. That looks yummy! Of course you probably get all kinds of beautiful fresh fish there in Australia, while over in where it is winter, we are mostly eating canned fish. Actually, I made fish ceviche with hake yesterday. It is marinating as I write this and will be ready in time for my Mexican themed book club meeting tonight.

    • December 2, 2010 3:38 pm

      Yes the fish is beautiful here. I LOVE your ceviche. Mexican themed book club?? that sounds so fun. I’m reading The girl with the Dragon tatoo and sort of suffering through it. I haven’t read a good book in so long I need titles…..

  2. Kelly permalink
    December 2, 2010 8:24 am

    that fish looks sooo good! I think I’ll try that tonight.

    • December 2, 2010 3:39 pm

      Kelly. Next time I would use panko or cornmeal for more crunch. Crushed cornflakes is good too.

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