This delicious twist on fish and chips is baked in the oven and gives you the same crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside texture that you would find in a restaurant, but in the comfort of your own home.
Adding fish recipes like this one to your weekly meal plan is a great way to offer variety in texture, flavour, colour and nutrition to your family. Fish and seafood offer nutrients that support the growth and development of our brains, bones and muscles, while also supporting optimal heart health and strong immune systems. And the best part is that there are so many ways to enjoy seafood.
The star of this meal is Canadian Halibut. It is a beautiful, mild fish that is great for kids and adults alike. In this recipe, you start by baking the “chips” (the russet potato wedges) and then add the chip-crusted halibut to the same pan. Talk about easy clean-up! To prep the fish you make a simple batter and add a layer of crumbled potato chips. This is a fun and slightly messy process that your kids will have a lot of fun helping with.
When the oven timer goes off, serve the fish and chips with a side of brightly coloured fresh or steamed veggies. Your family will love the tender texture and gentle flavour inside and the decadent, crunchy outside of both the fish and chips.
Is your mouth watering yet?
Want more simple seafood recipes? Try these air fryer crispy fish tacos.
Potato Chip-Crusted Halibut and Chips
No deep-fryer? No problem. This savoury fish and chips recipe cooks in the oven and gets its crispy decadence from a crushed potato-chip coating. A truly Canadian maple-mustard dip brings everything together. Make the most of your prep time by coating the fish while your potatoes are cooking.
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Total time: 55 minutes Makes 4 servings
Ingredients 4 russet potatoes (1-1/2 lbs/680 g), each cut into 8 wedges 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola or vegetable oil ½ tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper, divided ¼ cup (60 mL) all-purpose flour 1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) onion powder 1/3 cup (80 mL) cold water 4 (175 g) skinless Canadian halibut fillet portions 2 cups (500 mL) finely crushed plain or flavoured potato chips 3 tbsp (45 mL) Dijon mustard 1 tbsp (15 mL) maple syrup
Cooking tip: Serve with green beans and cherry tomatoes or your favourite colourful veggies on the side.
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