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Jan 19, 2012

Oven Baked Fish and Chips!!!

Hi guys!!!

Fish and Chips is a popular British dish. Here in the UK, you can find fish and chips restaurants in every nook and corner. With 6 months having passed on since I reached here I have not tried fish and chips in any restaurant. Infact, there is a restaurant just 2 blocks from my apartment. Every time we walk past the restaurant I tell Ganesh that we have to grab a bite there in the weekend. But just like every other weekend we watch TV and lazily spend the time on the couch :-)

I actually wanted to try making fish and chips at home for a while now and finally gave it a shot. The traditional British fish and chips is prepared with a beer batter coating for the fish and deep frying the fish in oil. I had to rule out the beer batter and did not wanna deep fry either. So came up with this recipe. I used TROUT for the dish and it tasted just perfect. Usually white fleshed fishes are used for this. But you can take my word and use salmon/trout as well.

So lets take a look at the recipe.

Ingredients:

For fish:
Any firm fleshed fish fillet - 2 medium size fillets
All purpose flour - 1 tbsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Egg beaten - 1
Bread crumbs - as required
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp

For chips:
Potato - 1 large
Olive oil - tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp



Procedure:

1. Preheat oven to 220C with a baking sheet lined with foil inside.
2. Peel the potato and slice them into wedges half an inch thick. Pat dry the wedges in a kitchen tissue.
3. Mix the olive oil, salt and pepper together. Add the wedges to this mixture and mix thoroughly.
4. When the oven has reached 220C take the baking sheet out and spread the prepared wedges evenly on the sheet and place it back. It takes around 15-20 minutes depending on the oven for the chips to be ready. You know the chips is done when the edges turn brown.
5. Meanwhile prepare the fish. Wash the fish and pat dry. Take the all purpose flour along with salt and chilli powder and mix well. Take this in a dish and keep it handy.
6. Crack the egg in a bowl. Add a pinch of salt and pepper with it and beat well. Keep this next to the dish with the flour.
7. Take some breadcrumbs in a separate dish and keep it next to the beaten egg.
8. Take a fish fillet and dust it with the flour mixture and shake off the extra flour. Next dip it in the egg. Again pat it in the flour mixture followed by dipping it in the egg. Finally roll it over the breadcrumbs. Press the breadcrumbs against the fish so that they stick on.
9. Repeat the same with the other fillet.
10. Once you have removed the chips from the oven, use the same backing sheet to place the fillets and pop it back in the oven. The fish again takes around 15 minutes to cook. You know it is ready when the surface starts to turn golden brown.

The fish and chips is ready. Tastes great with tomato ketchup. Tasty and healthy!!!!!

5 comments:

  1. Wow!!! it looks picture perfect :)

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  2. Havent tried baking fish. Will try this recipe sometime :)

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    1. Baked fish is a really healthy option. When I go way too crazy about dieting I have baked fish for dinner :)

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  3. This is delicious!!!

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