Baked Fish and Chips

Serves: 4 | Serving size: 2 fish strips, 1 cup potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups potatoes (4 medium)
  • 1 tablespoon oil (canola or vegetable)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 fish fillets, thawed (wild salmon, about 3 oz. each)
  • 3 cups cornflakes
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/3 cup flour

Directions:

  1. The potatoes (chips) take longer to bake. Once they are in the oven, prepare the fish.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  3. Scrub potatoes under running water using a clean vegetable brush. Cut in half and then into 1/4 inch slices.
  4. Combine potatoes, oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Stir so potatoes are covered with oil.
  5. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking oil spray and lay slices out in a single layer.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn potatoes over and bake for 15 minutes more (for a total of 30 minutes).
  7. Cut each fillet into two strips.
  8. Place cornflakes in a plastic ziplock bag. Crush by rolling a glass over the bag.
  9. Beat egg and water together in a bowl.
  10. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking oil spray. Put flour in a dish. Dip each strip into flour, then egg mixture, then cornflakes.
  11. Place fish on the sheet and bake in oven for 15 minutes until fish is 145°F or flakes easily with a fork.

Nutrition information (per serving): 410 calories, 7g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 90mg cholesterol, 300mg sodium, 63g total carbohydrates, 6g fiber, 4g sugar, 26g protein

Recipe source: Spend Smart. Eat Smart. (spendsmart.extension.iastate.edu/recipes)

Fruit Salsa & Cinnamon Chips

Fruit Salsa

strawberryServes: 4
Ingredients

  • 1 peach (or 1 cup juice-packed peaches, drained)
  • 1 apple (Granny Smith are excellent)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries

Directions

  1. Wash and chop peach, apple, and berries into small pieces.
  2. Stir to combine.
  3. Serve with baked cinnamon chips.

Tips

  • Serve as a snack, appetizer, or dessert.
  • Use a variety of favorite red berries.
  • Add 1 Tablespoon brown sugar if desired.

*Enjoy this beautiful red dessert for Valentine’s Day. Serve in a clear glass dish surrounded by cinnamon chips.

Nutrient information per serving 39 calories, .2 g fat, 9.9 g carbohydrates, .6 g carbohydrates, .7 mg sodium, 1.9 g dietary fiber

 

Cinnamon Chips

 tortillaServes: 4 (8 chips per serving)
Ingredients

  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 4-8 teaspoons water

Directions

  1. Spoon a small amount of water on flour tortillas (1-2 teaspoons water per tortilla).
  2. Combine cinnamon and sugar.
  3. Sprinkle tortillas with cinnamon sugar mix.
  4. Cut tortillas into 8 wedges (like a pizza). Place wedges in single layer on baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 350°F for 6 minutes.
  6. Cool and store in air-tight container.

Tips

  • These can be made in advance and stored.
  • Try whole wheat tortillas.

Nutrient information per serving 100 calories, 2.5 g fat, 18 g carbohydrates, 3 g protein, 190 mg sodium, 1 g dietary fiber

Source for recipes: Spend Smart, Eat Smart

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