Spiced trout with sweet potato chips

Spiced trout with sweet potato chips

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(5 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins - 30 mins


Serves 2
Spice up your fish with just five ingredients, for a nutritious and speedy evening meal

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal523
  • fat20g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs55g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre7g
  • protein34g
  • salt0.69g
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  • 2 sweet potatoes, skin on, cut into wedges
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tbsp Creole seasoning (we used Bart)
  • 2 trout fillets, skin on (about 140g each)



    Freshwater trout: 

    Farmed rainbow trout has pretty, spotty skin…

  • 200g baby spinach leaves
  • PLUS 2 tbsp rapeseed or vegetable oil


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. In a large, shallow roasting tin, toss the potatoes with 1 tbsp oil, salt and pepper. Roast for 25-30 mins, turning once or twice, until tender and crisp.

  2. Just before the chips are done, mix the flour, some salt, pepper and the Creole seasoning together on a plate. Dip the trout in the mix to evenly coat. Heat 2 tsp oil in a non-stick frying pan. When hot, carefully place the fish, skin-side down, in the pan. Fry for 3 mins, then flip and cook for 1-2 mins more or until cooked through.

  3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a large pan. Add the spinach, cook until just wilted, then serve with the fish and hot chips.

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25th Jan, 2014
Very tasty and fast to make. The coating on the fish is lovely an crispy. Will definitely make this again. I added a little salt and pepper to the spinach as it wilted, and just wilted using the water from washing it rather than adding oil. I made the spice mix: 1tbsp each: oregano, basil ,onion salt, garlic salt. 1tsp each: thyme, black pepper, white pepper, cayenne and 2 tbsp paprika. Not because I think using premixed is a 'cop out' just because I had all the spices needed in my cupboard so I didn't want to buy more.
1st Nov, 2013
Gave this a 4 star cos I don't think it's cheating to use a spice mix. I think it's more economical than buying the 6-7 spices individually. Great idea and great chips!!!
21st May, 2010
I made the sweet potato chips but i used chilli oil and a bit of paprika to give a bit of a kick to the chips. They were very good.
14th May, 2010
What a cop out to use a spice mix! This isn't a recipe, it's just cooking food as it comes.
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24th Mar, 2017
Speak for yourself. If you want to mix your own spices, feel free. Most of us are perfectly happy to use a spice mix rather than buy five or six different ingredients. It's unfair to give a recipe one star because you object to using spice mix.
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