Oven-baked fish & chips

Oven-baked fish & chips

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(27 ratings)

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


  • 800g/ 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

    ol-iv oyl

    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…

  • 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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Crazypig129 Gaming's picture
Crazypig129 Gaming
10th Jan, 2018
Added a few spices like chili flakes and smoked paprika to give it a kick. The plates were so white I almost thought that they were clean plates! Love this recipe!
15th Nov, 2016
Quick, easy and healthy
eleanorcooke's picture
20th Oct, 2014
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.
20th Jul, 2013
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.
1st Jul, 2013
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
26th Jun, 2013
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.
26th Apr, 2013
Great dish, really like this. There is also a great recipe with Panko breadcrumbs here: http://www.rainbowtroutrecipes.net/ ... not as healthy though!
Metrotile1250's picture
25th Apr, 2013
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!
31st Mar, 2013
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-crusted-cod)
29th Mar, 2013
Really tasty and a nice and healthy substitute for the annual Good Friday ritual of fish n' chips!! I'll be making it again :)


Jocelyn Ng
1st Oct, 2014
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
15th Oct, 2014
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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