I will start by saying (as I like to be honest with my readers) that I can’t stand fish and chips. It is very British and something that I have not had since I was a child when it was forced on me, I never really cared for it; this is a big deal though when your Grandad is a local fisherman catching it and its free!
I would on the other hand, be super happy with a portion of chips with gravy and that was me done and dusted. I have tried to eat them over the years but have never got my head around the battered fish when it tastes so good without batter.
Therefore I wanted to share with you how I have fish and chips and why you don’t need batter to enjoy fish and chips.
First of all the recipe below is for the fish, to enjoy my super healthy chips then click here.
- 4 Medium Sized Fish Fillets (any white fish will do I prefer halibut)
- Juice 1 Lemon
- Salt & Pepper
- One Calorie Cooking Spray
- 60g Breadcrumbs (made from wholemeal bread)
- 4Tbsp Parsley
- 1 Large Egg (beaten)
- Pre-heat the oven to 180c.
- Place the white fillets in a bowl and get rid of any excess moisture. This is especially the case if you’re dealing with frozen fish as it holds a lot of water.
- Add the lemon juice to the fish and also season well with salt & pepper.
- Mix together (in another bowl) the breadcrumbs, parsley and salt and pepper.
- Dip each white fish fillet in the egg and then in the breadcrumb mixture. Then lay it on the baking tray that you have sprayed with one calorie cooking spray. Once you have added all the fish fillets to the tray cook for 15 minutes or until the fish is cooked in the centre and the breadcrumbs are nice and crispy.
Serve with my homemade chips recipe that you can find here.