Student Series – Fish and Chips

So as you begin to settle into University, the realisation hits that you can no longer live on Dominos take away and cheesy chips at 3am. The reality of having to eat normal food sets in and you are left aimlessly wandering the aisle of Tesco whilst pondering what to have for dinner. Look no further! The ultimate student dinner is here and its so good you won’t even realise that it is healthy! Fish and chips…who doesn’t love them?

These fish and chips are baked and not fried, so is a lot lower in saturated fat and better for you. This recipe is so easy to make, only takes 20 mins to cook and you will definitely put your parents mind to rest that you are coping just fine! As a bonus it is also super cheap which is music to a students ear!

Ingredients: Serves 1

  • 1 Fish fillet of choice – skinless is better
  • 1 Egg
  • 100g Oats
  • 2 Tsp dried seasoning – basil/thyme/oregano anything you can nab from your housemates cupboards.
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 Sweet Potato
  • 50g Frozen Peas
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Chop your sweet potato into chip sized pieces – peeling isn’t necessary, just wash under cold water.

TOP STUDENT TIP: To save precious time place the sweet potato slices into a microwave proof dish and microwave for 5-10 mins to soften before transferring to the oven on a baking sheet to crisp up.

3. Once the sweet potatoes have softened in the microwave, place onto a baking sheet, sprinkle with oil, salt and pepper and bake in the oven for around 15 mins or until cooked through and crispy.

4. Whilst the chips are cooking, pour the oats onto a plate, adding the dried herbs, salt and pepper and mixing together.

5. Crack the egg into a separate bowl and whisk.

6. Dip the fish fillet into the egg until it is coated all over.

7. After allowing the excess to drip off, coat the fish in the oat mix and then place on a foil lined baking tray and bake in the oven for 10-15 mins until the fish is cooked through and hot in the centre.

TOP STUDENT TIP: Use tin foil!! It is relatively cheap and saves on so much washing up!

8. Whilst the fish and chips are cooking boil your peas in a pan for 4 mins.

9. Drain the peas and serve with the fish and chips! Ketchup/mayo is compulsory of course!


I hope you like this new recipe and enjoy eating it as much as I do!! As always leave me a comment or head over to my Instagram page and leave a comment!

Fran x

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