Oatmeal-Crusted Fish Fillet and Garlic Potato Wedges

It’s the lenten season once more.  For many Catholic mommies like myself, in addition to the usual spiritual exercises involved during this time, this also means looking for new and yummy meatless (i.e., non-beef, pork or chicken) dishes to serve the family.

What I prepared for lunch today, though not exactly new, has long been an almost forgotten dish in our home – which is a pity, really, since it’s relatively simple to prepare.

Of course, I’m referring to none other than the classic combo of  fish and chips! Or, to be more, er, specific, oatmeal-crusted fish fillet with garlic potato wedges.

Though I used my mom’s “classic” fish fillet recipe (with a small twist with the addition of the oatmeal crust), I googled the chips recipe here.

Here’s how the finished product looked like…

Plated with steamed jasmine rice and tomato thousand island salsa, I’m pleased to say that my hungry brood gave it their unanimous “seal of approval” 😎 with Little Diva even requesting that I save some for her “baon” (packed lunch) for school.

Lent or not, this will certainly make a comeback in my kitchen more often than before!

Sharing with you my easy-peasy fish fillet recipe below.

YOU NEED:  3/4 to 1 kilo white fish fillet, cut into 3″ squares (I used hammour this time but back home my mom always used labahita), juice from 1/2 lemon, 2 eggs, 8 tbsps cornstarch, 2 tsps baking powder, 1 tbsp salt, 1/4 tsp ground black pepper, raw oatmeal for coating

HOW TO: Season fillets with salt, pepper and lemon and leave in refrigerator overnight. Prepare batter mixture by adding cornstarch and baking powder to the 2 beaten eggs. Dip seasoned fillets in batter mixture and coat with oatmeal (this is the part I added – pleasantly surprised to find that oatmeal makes for an excellent substitute to panko breadcrumbs!) before deep-frying in very hot canola oil.  Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.

Bon appetit!


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Leap of Faith! on 19 February 2010 at 8:53 am

    Simple but very delicious! The flavours of the wedges turned out great and perfectly complemeted the crunchy fillet. Yum! Love the salsa too.

    Di ka naman kaya “biased” with your comment? 😉 Hehehe! Thanks for your great idea for the oatmeal crust – labyu, mwah! 😀


  2. Naku, pwede kaya kay Allan ito? Mega gout sa kanya yang oatmeal crust, haha! But looks so yummy!! Thanks for sharing, Pinks!

    May gout na si Papa A? Nagkaka-gout ba ang mga late-20s??? Hahaha! 😆 Seriously though, you can try it without the oatmeal crust and it turns out just as good. Thanks for your kind comment 🙂 Hope all is well with you.


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