5:45pm: 2 girls are happily drenching fish in flour and breadcrumbs, running the mini-chopper and peeling garlic. 1 boy is out front playing soccer by himself.
Fish –n- “Chips”
1.5 pounds (needed 2.5 lb) Wild Alaskan Cod (Frozen, from Costco, rated “Best choice” by Seafood Watch the website that tells you which fish is healthy to eat and sustainable)
½ ish cup flour (whole wheat of course!)
1/3 ish cup Old Bay Seasoning
splash half & half
Panko bread crumbs
Salt and Pepper
Cut fish into strips.
Set-up a station of 3 bowls:
1) flour and Old Bay Seasoning
2) egg, beaten, with splash of half & half
3) panko bread crumbs
Pour enough oil in a cast iron skillet to cover the bottom without having to circle it around manually on the pan…..heat skillet over medium flame. Sprinkle salt and pepper on fish. Drench fish in flour
Set the fish pieces aside until you have prepared them all so they can cook together. Fill skillet with fish (took me two batches to cook it all) and cook in oil for about 4 minutes, then flip for about 2-3 minutes and then try to flip to each side that hasn’t touched the oil yet for about a minute each side. My fish were kinda thick chunks, so maybe less time if you have thinner strips. Drain on paper towels. Serve with cilantro sauce, below.
Cilantro-lime-Sriracha dipping sauce
2 cloves garlic
1/3 cup lite mayo
¼ cup non-fat yogurt
1-2 TBS Sriracha Hot Sauce
juice of 1 ½ limes
Starting with garlic and cilantro, blend all ingredients in a mini-chopper or food processor.