The baked flounder has crispy breading yet a moist interior. Paired with sweet potato chips and an easy homemade tartar sauce, fish and chips is a great supper everyone at your table will enjoy.
Crispy Oven-Fried Flounder and Cajun Sweet Potato Chips
- Cooking and Prep: 1 h 20 m
- Serves: 4
Cajun Sweet Potato Chips
Quick and Easy Tartar Sauce
For the Flounder
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
In a shallow dish, combine Rice Krispies, panko crumbs, salt, and cayenne pepper.
Place the flour and eggs in two additional shallow dishes.
Toss the flounder strips in flour, then dip in the egg, and then in the crumb mixture. Place onto prepared baking sheet.
Spray the tops of the fish with nonstick cooking spray and bake uncovered for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and turn over each piece of fish. Spray again with cooking spray and bake for additional six minutes.
Yes! You can bread fish up to several hours in advance. The crust actually sticks better that way. Bread the fish in the morning and pop the baking sheet in the oven at dinnertime. It can also be frozen once breaded. Let thaw and bake fresh.
When making the Rice Krispies/Panko mixture, double or triple the recipe so that you will have it all prepared for the next time. Store in a zip-top bag or an airtight container. Try using the remaining crumbs on chicken cutlets instead of fish. Adjust baking time to 12 minutes per side.
For the Sweet Potato Chips
For the more adventurous kids out there, let them try tasting these sweet potato chips. they’re crispy and flavorful. But if your kids are anything like mine, always keep a bag of frozen french fries in your freezer for a quick and easy side.
Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Slice sweet potatoes into very thin slices. I find the best way to do this is to use a potato peeler. Continue to “peel” the potato to get even round potato circles.
Place sliced sweet potatoes on the cookie sheet in a flat layer (you may need to use two baking sheets).
Spray the sweet potatoes generously with cooking spray, and sprinkle with Cajun spice and garlic powder. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour or until crispy.
For the Tartar Sauce
Although the fish is super moist, my family loves this easy tartar sauce for dipping.
In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients together and mix well.
I like to serve this dinner with coleslaw. Mix one bag coleslaw mix with 1/2 cup tartar sauce and two teaspoons sugar. Dill pickles (which you used to make the tartar sauce) also go well with this dinner.