Fish and chips are traditionally sold wrapped in paper to soak up all the grease--not a good sign. To cut the calories in half and reduce the fat, we coat the delicate fish in a crispy cornflake crust and then bake it along with sliced potatoes. Serve with: Coleslaw and malt vinegar or lemon wedges.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2009




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  • Position racks in upper and lower third of oven; preheat to 425 degrees F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray. Set a wire rack on another large baking sheet; coat with cooking spray.

  • Place potatoes in a colander. Thoroughly rinse with cold water, then pat dry completely with paper towels. Toss the potatoes, oil and 3/4 teaspoon Cajun (or Creole) seasoning in a large bowl. Spread on the baking sheet without the rack. Bake on the lower oven rack, turning every 10 minutes, until tender and golden, 30 to 35 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, coarsely grind cornflakes in a food processor or blender or crush in a sealable plastic bag. Transfer to a shallow dish. Place flour, the remaining 3/4 teaspoon Cajun (or Creole) seasoning and salt in another shallow dish and egg whites in a third shallow dish. Dredge fish in the flour mixture, dip it in egg white and then coat all sides with the ground cornflakes. Place on the prepared wire rack. Coat both sides of the breaded fish with cooking spray.

  • Bake the fish on the upper oven rack until opaque in the center and the breading is golden brown and crisp, about 20 minutes.


Tip: Overfishing and trawling have drastically reduced the number of cod in the U.S. and Canadian Atlantic Ocean and destroyed its sea floor. For sustainably fished cod, choose U.S. Pacific cod or Atlantic cod from Iceland and the northeast Arctic. For more information, visit Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch at

Easy cleanup: Recipes that require cooking spray can leave behind a sticky residue that can be hard to clean. To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you apply the cooking spray.

Nutrition Facts

323 calories; protein 22.9g 46% DV; carbohydrates 45.9g 15% DV; dietary fiber 3.3g 13% DV; sugars 2.6g; fat 5.4g 8% DV; saturated fat 0.5g 3% DV; cholesterol 53.3mg 18% DV; vitamin a iu 511.6IU 10% DV; vitamin c 20.9mg 35% DV; folate 28.7mcg 7% DV; calcium 23.6mg 2% DV; iron 3.5mg 19% DV; magnesium 57.9mg 21% DV; potassium 834.9mg 23% DV; sodium 403.5mg 16% DV; thiamin 0.8mg 84% DV.

Reviews (17)

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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
Recommend using Panko bread crumbs. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
We didn't have cornflakes so we used Cascadia Farms Raisin Bran (with the raisins removed obviously). It was really quite good. The cereal makes for a flavor that's not at all the flavor of typical fish and chips. This is not a recipe that would make someone mistake it for fried fish from a good pub. But it's still a delicious baked fish. It's a great way to cut fat and still be left with something yummy. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Well worth the extra effort of preparation First time I made this I was a bit frustrated with all the prep work even after reading the directions a couple times before diving in. Once the food was prepared however the cleanup commenced while the food was in the oven resulting in a cleaned up kitchen in no time. The results of my labors was well worth all the complaints I made. I have passed this recipe on to all my friends as it is so good and good for you. The only thing I would do different is to use even less oil on the potatoes - instead of 4 teaspoons try 2 or none at all. Even better! Pros: Low fat moist fish crispy potatoes delicious. Cons: Time consuming prep work lots of dishes Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Tasty. Hubby asks for it all the time 1st time I didn't have Cajun spice so used a 'Steak and Fish' herb mix that I had. The second time I made up a Cajun style spice mix including Fennel seeds paprika cumin and coriander. I use wholemeal flour no added salt and added some crushed garlic and finely chopped onion to whole egg. Yummy sandwich version in the 1600 calorie heart healthy meal plan crispy fish sandwich with pineapple slaw - I use this recipe for the fish. Pros: Add whatever spices you like or make your own mix Read More
Rating: 3 stars
simple and yum ( reguardless a go to cod recipe) This was very good quick recipe. I had all the ingredients on hand so i went with it. I prob will make this again however I don't care for cornflakes too much so I will prob swap that out with panko and maybe add a little seasoning to that as well. didnt really taste the bayou while eating only after. Potatoes came out great crispy on the outside soft inside added a pinch of salt. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Kids loved it My picky husband and kids loved this recipe. There were no left overs! Pros: Easy prep and cooking Cons: Didn't come across any Read More
Rating: 3 stars
As good as low-fat can get I thought this turned out really well considering there is no frying involved and the ingredients are low in fat. I will probably make this again but I'm gonna try to figure out a way to make the potatoes crispier on the outside. Pros: Easy to make Cons: Not quite like the real thing Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Healthy and easy My husband who primarily limits himself to zapping turkey bacon in microwave and scrambling eggs prepared this recipe for our supper one night. It is one of our favorite meals and a special treat for me to have him fix it for a meal. I am very health conscious and can enjoy this without guilt and later feel satisfied. Pros: Quick meal Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I recommend baking this on a rack not a baking sheet because the bottom side gets really soggy. Read More