Pan-fried cod with champ

Pan-fried cod with champ

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins - 35 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

Champ, a traditional Irish accompaniment of potato and spring onion, adds real warmth to this simple cod dish

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
890
protein
42g
carbs
51g
fat
58g
saturates
31g
fibre
4g
sugar
0g
salt
0.5g

Ingredients

  • 500g large potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 4 spring onions
  • 2x 175g pieces of cod, skin on
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 142ml carton double cream
  • 200ml milk
  • knob butter

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Method

  1. Cook the potatoes in a pan of boiling water until tender, about 10-15 mins. Meanwhile, chop the spring onions, separating the green part from the white.
  2. Lay the cod on a piece of kitchen paper to remove any excess moisture. Heat a frying pan to a high heat, add the oil, then the fish, skin side down. Don't move the pan or even shake it as this will tear the skin. Cook for 4-5 mins until the edges start to colour. Turn the fish over and cook for a further 3-4 mins.
  3. Bring the cream and milk to the boil in a pan with the butter, then add the chopped white part of the onions, simmer for a few minutes, then season, if you want to. Mash the potatoes and mix in the hot cream and milk and half the chopped green part of the spring onions. Sprinkle the rest over the mash. Serve with the fish, pouring over any pan juices.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2004

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annettecreswell's picture

Far too much cream/milk! I used half the amount stated and it was still too much. Otherwise tasty, quick and easy.

neilbrierley's picture
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What eve you do do NOT use te full amount of cream / milk - you will end up with a white slop!!

ulrik1997's picture

Won't be trying this one! With so much saturated fat it should definitely carry a health warning! Perhaps every recipe should be given a health rating?!

zackollerton's picture
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Very tasty. The mash is very nostalgic. Not sure about the cod though because I cheated and used frozen cod. Tut tut!

sybbie's picture

Really tasty! My Belfast husband loved it !But I needed to use less milk than the recipe said. Will definitely be making it again

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