Oven-baked fish & chips

Oven-baked fish & chips

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4
Give this classic combination a healthy makeover by oven cooking the ingredients instead of frying

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal366
  • fat7g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs43g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre4g
  • protein32g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 880g/ 1lb 12 oz floury potato, scrubbed and cut into chips



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 50g fresh breadcrumb
  • zest 1 lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 2 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 4 x 140g/5oz thick sustainable white fish fillets
  • 200g/ 7oz cherry tomato


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Pat chips dry on kitchen paper, then lay in a single layer on a large baking tray. Drizzle with half the olive oil and season with salt. Cook for 40 mins, turning after 20 mins, so they cook evenly.

  2. Mix the breadcrumbs with the lemon zest and parsley, then season well. Top the cod evenly with the breadcrumb mixture, then drizzle .0with the remaining oil. Put in a roasting tin with the cherry tomatoes, then bake in the oven for the final 10 mins of the chips’ cooking time.

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Comments (22)

lauramason's picture

Quick, easy and healthy

eleanorcooke's picture

Lovely, easy dish! I added a sprinkle of chilli flakes to the breadcrumbs to give a bit of a kick and my family loved it.

iseveryusernametaken's picture

I've made this a few times and really love it. The topping is so nice and quick to make too, it's also perfect for when I'm calorie counting.

funkyladybaker's picture

Tried and tested this recipe. It was very easy to make and the lemon really came through in the crumb topping. The fish was really moist and flaky. I would definitely recommend this recipe to any fish lover.

neilandrewbaker's picture

Just had this and thought it was really tasty. Very simple and easy and a healthy alternative to beer battered fish, chips and beer. Sadly. Agree with megstar1 and added a little olive oil and even a splash of lemon juice to make the bread crumbs stick. Seemed to work well.

Metrotile1250's picture

This is now a firm favourite in our house. It is very tasty and filling. We were not expecting much from it but I prefer over regular fish and chips now!

conkerqueen's picture

Didn't make the chips, just followed the recipe for the crusty cod.

It was ok, but pretty bland. I added crushed fennel seeds to the crumb topping and to be honest without it, it would have been very bland.

I also threw some cherry tomatoes into the roasting pan which were lovely and made Jamie Oliver's tartare sauce which is absolutely delicious. (recipe here http://hotcooking.co.uk/recipes/39/jamie-oliver-30-minute-meals-tasty-cr...)

ali_baba's picture

Really tasty and a nice and healthy substitute for the annual Good Friday ritual of fish n' chips!! I'll be making it again :)

Metrotile1250's picture

Made this tonight. Delicious! I was bit worried with some of the comments. Only changes I made was a tsp of olive oil mixed in with bread crumb mix to combine the mixture better and I would cut my chips slightly thicker.

kimtolfrey's picture

Family loved this. I used three different fish tuna, trout and smoked river fish and cooked for 10 min on the lower shelf then raised to the top shelf for another 10 mins so that the thicker fish cooked but didn't dry-out.

claire_80's picture

This is delicious and really easy to make.

sanddancerjo's picture

Absolutely gorgeous :) I am a very fussy eater and am trying to eat more healthy, fish was beautiful and the breadcrumbs finished it off perfectly, the tomatoes were so juicy.

I replaced the chips with wholemeal rice and peas and a corn on the cob, we all loved it and will definitely make again.

I cooked my cod loins for about 18 minutes

Thank you x

Zootfruit's picture

Lovely lovely recipe. Neither I or my husband go nuts for fish but as it was good Friday I thought I'd be traditional for a change! I spread 1/2 tsp of green pesto on the fish before putting on the breadcrumbs and it was delicious.

charl_den's picture

Everyone enjoyed this, very quick and easy. The fish fillets I used however were a little thin so were a little dry and overcooked. Would definitely make again but use better quality thick fish fillets.

vinny1's picture

Just had this for dinner and loved it so much I had to post. Hubby not a huge fish fan but he thought it was gorgeous. So flavoursome - I think the key is decent thick white fish fillets. Fantastic meal!

Frantic Flapjack's picture

I think it would be a good idea to season the fish before putting on the topping as it was slightly bland. The topping was lovely, though the fish wasn't cooked in 10 minutes. Mine took 20 minutes and was just cooked. Didn't make the chips. Served with Aunt Bessie's crinkle chips, the roasted tomatoes and peas.

fungustrooper's picture

Worked out amazingly well - was expecting it to be a bit rubbish, and while completely different from chippy fish 'n chips, was a filling tasty dinner nonetheless.

bakingnut's picture

This was a lovely tasty dish
Used coriander instead of parsley as also did the Thai soup from John torode in the same issue.
Made this dish pollock and it was really tasty even hubby who is not a huge fish fan enjoyed this dish.
That said I must agree with Jessrossprice, the chips stuck loads but as I don't use much oil anyhow I was loath to add more so next time will try parchment in the tin to stop them sticking.

jessroseprice's picture

I found that this didn't work particularly well. It may be because we have an electric oven that isn't great, but I get nearly all my recipes from this website and until now they've all worked perfectly. Maybe more oil would have helped, but the chips weren't great and the fish was bland - this isn't something I'm likely to make again!


Questions (2)

Jocelyn Ng's picture

Shall i put the roasting tin with fish on top of the baking tray with chips or vice versa?

Also, what is the difference between roasting tin and baking tray? If i don't have a roasting tin, can I use the baking tray instead?

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi there, thanks for the question. A baking tray is flat and a roasting tray has sides to it. You cook the chips and fish separately, the chips on a baking tray and the fish in a roasting tin. That way the chips stay crisp. 

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