These healthier baked fish & chips are a delicious dinner to incorporate into your weekly rotation! They’re paired with a simple coleslaw and the perfect garlic & herb sweet potato fries.
They can easily be made gluten-free by using your favorite gluten-free breadcrumbs, or blending your favorite crackers into crumbs (my personal fave!)
This delicious dinner packs in all the right flavors and nutrients. You get protein & fats from the fish, complex carbs & fiber from the sweet potato, and some extra fiber from the coleslaw.
Since we eat fish about 3-4 times a week, I try to switch up how we eat it. Baked, breaded fish is easily one of my favorite ways. It stays tender on the inside, and gets the perfect crisp from the breading. There are also so many ways to serve it- like in a taco, over a salad, or in a wrap.
Cod is one of my favorite white fish to prep it with, and I usually grab it fresh from the fish section at my local grocery store.
How to make healthier baked fish & chips
Prepare your sweet potato fries
Since sweet potatoes take longer to bake, I like starting off with them for this recipe. Slice your sweet potatoes into strips, and toss them together with a simple seasoning mix made of:
- olive oil
- garlic powder
- smoked paprika
- dry parsley
- salt & pepper
Mix them together, and bake until crispy! After about 30 minutes, you’ll add your fish into the oven.
Prepare your fish
I love using cod in this recipe, but you can use any white fish you prefer.
- Slice the cod into 2″ strips and season it with salt & pepper
- Dip it in a mixture of mayo and dijon mustard
- Dip it in your crumb mixture- I love blending these grain-free crackers to make my own crumbs!
Once they’re coated, add them to the same sheet pan the sweet potatoes are on to let them finish cooking.
Mix together your coleslaw
The coleslaw is such a perfect side dish, and is so easy to make! You’ll need:
- coleslaw mix, or mix your own shredded cabbage and carrots
- lemon juice
- apple cider vinegar
- salt & pepper
It pairs so well with the baked fish and sweet potato fries, and tastes better the longer it marinates!
If you have any leftover breaded fish, you can heat it over a skillet when rewarming and serve it in a taco or over a salad. I can’t wait for you guys to try it!