Monday, May 18, 2009
Baked Fish and Chips
I found a few recipes in the June issue of Eating Well magazine that I wanted to try, and this was one of them. It's actually the second one I've tried; the first one was Steak and Potato Kebabs with Creamy Cilantro Sauce, but unfortunately we ate them too quickly for me to snap a pic, so I'll have to make them again. I like finding baked versions of typically fried foods, simply because I am a fried food JUNKIE! Each time I try a recipe, I am looking for that satisfying crunch accompanied by the soul-soothing moist middle that begs to be bitten into. I liked the fish--with a few recipe tweaks--and loved the fries. We ate both with fry sauce(ketchup and mayo). I am posting the recipe with tweaks already incorporated, so if you want the original version, you can find it in the mag.
2 lbs potatoes, scrubbed and cut into thick wedges
4 cups cornflakes
1/2 cup flour
2 large egg whites, beaten
8 4-oz portions whitefish(I used cod from the freezer section which I thawed)
Position oven racks in the upper and lower third of oven; preheat to 425. Set a wire rack on a baking sheet for fish; chips need just a cookie sheet. Rinse potato wedges in cold water and dry with paper towels. Toss with drizzled canola oil(enough to coat) and season with steak seasoning. Spread on baking sheet in a single layer and place on the lower rack. Bake 30-40 minutes, turning over fries every 10 minutes or so, until baked golden and crispy. Meanwhile, crush cornflakes in bag or food processor; transfer to shallow dish and season with cajun seasoning. Place flour seasoned with cajun seasoning in a second dish. Place eggwhites in a third dish. We are going to only coat the fish on three sides, so that the side that will face down on the wire rack will not have any coating. So, holding fish fillet on the sides, roll first in flour, then egg whites, then cornflakes, and place uncoated-side down onto wire rack on baking pan. Continue until all fish fillets are coated and on rack. Spray fillets with Pam cooking spray, and place pan on upper rack in oven until breading is golden brown and crisp, about 20 minutes.