Sunday, April 24, 2011

Home Crumbed Fish & Chips

We had visitors recently and we took them to the fish market.  We enjoyed a day out with some fresh local seafood.  Yesterday,  I found these flatheads in my freezer that I had to get rid of.  So, I thought why not make some fish & chips!  With the kids cheering "fish & chips" at the back,  I managed to fillet 5 whole fish by myself.  My fingers were a bit sore afterward but the home crumbed fish definitely tasted much better than the pre-packaged one from the supermarket.  Then my daughter started the conversation with her brother telling him the story about her friend who went to New Zealand; she particularly go the fish & chips store because she wanted to say "fush en chups" in an New Zealand accent.......and my kids sat at the dinner table talk and talk for over an hour even the fish & chips were gone a long time ago.

Home Crumbled Fish & Chips
(serve 4)

4-5 pieces of fish fillets
1 cup breadcrumb
1 tablespoon garlic and herb salt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup plain flour
10 small washed baby potato
salt and pepper


  1. Marinate the fish with salt and pepper for about 30 minutes.
  2. Wash the potato, do not need to peel the skin.  Cut into thin strips and place onto the paper lined baking tray.  Drizzle some oil, salt and pepper then toss through the chips.  Bake in moderate oven for about 30 minutes or until it is cooked.  Toss through the chip a few times in between.  
  3. Mix the garlic and herb salt to the breadcrumb.  Coat the fish with flour then egg and breadcrumb.
  4. Heat enough oil in the frypan, pan fry the fish until crispy and cook.  Turn the heat down if it gets to hot to avoid burning.  Drain excess oil with kitchen paper.
  5. Serve the fish with chips and your favourite sauce.
Here are the photos of what we have at the fish market....


  1. I love fish and chips! Your version sounds absolutely delicious and you're so lucky to have a beautiful fish market so close!

  2. It's been such a long time since I had fish and chips... I can almost smell the vinegar on the chips.

  3. Hi Elle Marie, you have such as an good imagination!