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Healthier fish and chips

We've given fish and chips a healthy makeover. We've used cornflakes and cajun spices on the fish and instead of regular potatoes, sweet potato chips.

Serves 4

Prep Time 25 min + chilling

Cooking Time 40 min


For the fish

  • 60g cornflakes
  • 3tbsp ground linseed (or other ground seed blend)
  • Zest 1 lemon, plus wedges to serve
  • 1tsp Cajun spice mix
  • 2tbsp chopped fresh flatleaf parsley, plus extra to garnish
  • 4tbsp wholemeal flour
  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • 4 x 170g white fish fillets

For the chips

  • 450g sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into chips
  • 2 carrots, cut into sticks
  • 2 parsnips, scrubbed and cut into sticks
  • 2 courgettes, cut into sticks
  • Cooking oil spray
  • 1tsp smoked paprika


For the tartare sauce

  • 125g fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1tbsp capers, chopped
  • 1 medium gherkin, chopped
  • Juice ½ lemon
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2tbsp chopped fresh flatleaf parsley


  1. Mix all the tartare sauce ingredients together in a small bowl and chill until needed.
  2. To make the coating for the fish, whiz the cornflakes to fine crumbs in a food processor. Tip into a shallow bowl, then mix with the ground seeds, lemon zest and Cajun spice mix. Stir through the 2tbsp chopped parsley.
  3. Put the flour in a second shallow bowl and the egg whites in a third. Dip the fish fillets, one at a time, first into the flour to coat, then the egg white, then the cornflake crumb mix. Put on a plate, cover and chill for 30 min.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the oven to 220ºC/fan 200ºC/gas 7 and line 2 large baking trays with baking paper. Put the sweet potatoes, carrots and parsnips into a microwave-proof bowl and microwave on high for 5 min, stirring halfway through. Transfer the veg to one of the prepared trays along with the courgette sticks. Spray with oil and sprinkle with the paprika, then toss to coat. Bake in the oven for 30–35 min, tossing with a little more spray oil after 15 min.
  5. Meanwhile, put the chilled fish in the second baking tray and bake for the last 18–20 min of the chip cooking time.
  6. When the fish is cooked through and the chips are crisp, divide among 4 plates. Garnish with extra parsley and serve with lemon wedges and the tartare sauce.

How it compares to a classic fish and chips recipe:

Fish and chips recipe per serving: 763kcal, 37.7g protein, 3.7g saturates, 82.3g carbs, 3.4g sugar, 6.1g fibre, 2g salt, 183mg calcium, 2.1mg iron

See below for HFG’s fish and chips nutrition per serving

Nutrition per serving

Read more on how we calculate nutrition.
506 45.9g 10.1g 1.3g 61.3g 18.7g 1.6mg 185mg 61.3g 5.3mg

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