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Fish and Fries

Dine as though you're in a traditional British pub. These moist fish fillets from the oven have a fuss-free coating that's healthy but just as crunchy and golden as the deep-fried kind. Simply seasoned and baked, the crispy fries are perfect on the side. —Janice Mitchell, Aurora, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound potatoes (about 2 medium)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • FISH:
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2/3 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound haddock or cod fillets
  • Tartar sauce, optional


  • Preheat oven to 425°. Peel and cut potatoes lengthwise into 1/2-in.-thick slices; cut slices into 1/2-in.-thick sticks.
  • In a large bowl, toss potatoes with oil and pepper. Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and crisp, stirring once.
  • Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, mix flour and pepper. In another shallow bowl, whisk egg with water. In a third bowl, toss cornflakes with cheese and cayenne. Dip fish in flour mixture to coat both sides; shake off excess. Dip in egg mixture, then in cornflake mixture, patting to help coating adhere.
  • Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake 10-12 minutes or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Serve with potatoes and, if desired, tartar sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving (calculated without tartar sauce): 376 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 120mg cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat.
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  • Skoobs
    Jan 10, 2021

    I hate the smell of frying fish and cleaning up the greasy pan. This was very good and cleanup was a breeze!

  • Kevin
    Mar 21, 2019

    There's a restaurant in West Seneca, NY (outside Buffalo) that offers chicken cooked this way, except they coat it with Capt'n Crunch cereal!

  • xlsalbums
    Mar 21, 2018

    My family liked this recipe. It was easy to make so I'll probably make it again. I seasoned the fries a bit more.

  • Gramma Amy
    Feb 27, 2016

    Nice crunch to this fish topping. Take care not to overbake as the fish gets less moist & a little chewy. But I will make again... was good.

  • ppolen
    Nov 7, 2015

    This turned out well, especially the fries. However, the cook seems to have an aversion to salt, so I added some to both the fish & the fries.

  • justmbeth
    Apr 25, 2015

    This fish turned out crispy and good. I, too, added salt to the fries.

  • shelli1542
    Feb 13, 2015

    Loved it. I did add season salt to my fries as well - just seemed to need it as I was throwing them together. It was a great lighter alternative to fried fish. No smoke alarm issues here. :)

  • mumsay
    Feb 11, 2015

    Fish and fries were very good. The only change I made was to add seasoned salt to the fries, and they turned out soo good! Weird, but i also had a problem with my smoke alarm, like another reviewer.

  • wrenjen523
    Nov 17, 2013

    Did not make the fries to go with this because I don't have any potatoes on hand to make fries. This was very easy to make and very yummy. Due to a problem with my smoke alarms in my apartment I can't turn the oven to 425, so I baked the fish at 375 for a half an hour. It turned out perfectly, and I can't wait to make it again for lunch tomorrow.