Friday, May 9, 2008

Easy Baked Fish and Chips

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

2 large baking potatoes (1-1/2 lb.)
1/4 cup Italian salad dressing
1 pkt. Extra Crispy Seasoned Chicken Coating Mix, divided
4 haddock fillets (1 lb.)
1/4 cup mayonnaise

Cut each potato lengthwise into eight wedges; place in large bowl. Add Italian dressing; toss to coat. Add 1/4 cup of the coating mix; toss to coat. Place in single layer on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 20 min at 400 degrees.

Spread remaining coating mix onto large plate. Spread tops of fish fillets evenly with half of the mayo; press, mayo-side down, into coating mix on plate. Repeat with remaining mayo and coating mix on plate to coat remaining sides of fish fillets. Place on rack of broiler pan. Add to oven with potatoes.

Bake potatoes an additional 15 min. and bake fish 15 min. or until fish flakes easily with fork and potatoes are tender.

Tips and Tricks
I made this dish with tilapia and it turned out well. In place of the seasoned chicken coating (AKA Shake and Bake), I used my homemade Cornflake Coating For Chicken, which I already had made up. I also used homemade Italian salad dressing in place of storebought. To coat the fish evenly with mayo, I used a basting brush.
Make It Healthier
Use reduced-fat mayo and reduced-fat salad dressing.
How Kids Can Help
Kids can pour dressing and coating over potatoes. Older kids can brush mayo on fish and press into coating.

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