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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Cooking 101 - homemade fish and chips

Last night I made fish and chips for dinner, only with no chips! I found 2 lg fillets of Rock fish (which the man at the fish counter told me it was in the Cod family) that I decided to try. It was served with loaded mashed potatoes and corn.

Want to make your own fish and chips? Well here's how. I do have one suggestion though....use cod fish. I was not impressed with the rock fish, it had a lot of bones in it and was not as tender and flaky as cod. I wont be using it again!

You will need the following ingredients:

3 cups corn flake cereal, crushed up
2 cups flour
2 eggs
1 tbsp milk
2-4 lg fillets of cod
4 tbsp cooking oil
Seasoning

Here's how to do it:

Crush your cornflakes in a gallon size bag (use a rolling pin or the palm of your hand), then add the flour and seasonings to it (I use garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper with no specific measurements, maybe 1/2 tsp of each). Put the oil into a skillet and heat it over medium high heat. Crack 2 eggs into a bowl and add the milk. Whisk it together until well combined.
Cut your fish fillets in half to make smaller portions, begin by dipping them into the egg mixture and then into the cornflake mixture, making sure they're well coated. Shake that bag good.
Place them gently into the pan, and cook for approximately 4 minutes or until nicely browned. Flip carefully and brown another 3 minutes. Remove them from the pan and drain on a few paper towels to get the grease off. I then put them into the oven (350 degrees) for 10 minutes to make sure they are fully cooked. Serve with your choice of side dish, some malt vinegar and tartar sauce! Enjoy
Tips : You could also do these in a deep fat fryer. I wish I had one to try it out!
You could also cook them a few minutes longer in the pan and skip the oven.

7 comments:

  1. I'm going to try this. My kids love fish.

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  2. Like that idea of crushing the cornflakes.

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  3. Yeah, cod is usually best when it comes to fish and chips. Never heard of cornflakes being used in it though. I think I'll give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Yeeuuummmmm! I love fish cooked this way. I'll have to try this.

    I jsut tried a crock pot lasagna last week and it was delish! I was so proud of myself. heehee

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  5. Looks good. A new study says adolescent boys who eat fish 2 times per week gain up to 11 IQ points! I'm on this bandwagon with my son and we'll try a gf/cf version of your recipe, which is great for kids with autism spectrum or food allergy issues.

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