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Oven-Baked Cod with Potato Chip Batter
-3/4 lb. cod or haddock, thawed
-2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine
-1 teaspoon lemon juice OR malt vinegar
-3/4 cup crushed potato chips
-1/2 cup fine bread crumbs
-1 teaspoon onion powder
-1 teaspoon dill weed
-1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a pan with aluminum foil and place a raised wire rack on the pan; set aside.
Cut 3/4 lb. cod or haddock (thawed) into small nuggets. In a measuring cup or small bowl, combine 2 tbs. melted butter/margarine with 1 teaspoon lemon juice or malt vinegar.
In a mixing bowl, crush about 2 handfuls potato chips, any variety, to make about 3/4 cup crumbs. Add 1/2 cup fine bread crumbs, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon dill weed and 1 teaspoon lemon pepper (optional). Mix all dry ingredients together.
Construct an “assembly line” by placing items in the following order from left to right: (1) raw fish chunks, (2) liquid butter mixture, (3) dry potato chip mixture, and (4) wire rack/baking sheet.
Begin dipping fish chunks first into butter mixture. Next, cover fish in dry batter coating and place in rows on the baking rack. Continue until all fish has been coated and prepared for oven.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until coating begins to brown and the center of a sample fish nugget is flaky and opaque. Remove fish from oven and serve immediately with tartar sauce or ketchup. Brown rice makes an excellent side dish, especially rice prepared with minced onion and soy sauce.