Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Simple Lemon Pepper Flounder

If you are looking for a simple, quick and easy healthful dinner for your family, you can't go wrong with a mild white fish.

Fish cooks in next to no time, so it is the ultimate fast home-cooked food. This recipe is family-friendly since it uses baked potato chips as the crust, so they end up tasting similar to fish sticks but without all the extra fat or calories.

Side bonus: this recipe is gluten-free.

Simple Lemon Pepper Flounder

4 Flounder filets, or other mild white fish such as cod, tilapia, grouper or catfish
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/2 cup baked potato chips, crushed

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cover a cookie sheet or other baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.

In a shallow bowl, mix the oil, lemon juice, honey and ground pepper. In a separate bowl, add the crushed baked potato chips.

Take one fish filet at a time and gently dip in the bowl with the lemon mixture, using a pastry brush or the back of a spoon to ensure some of the lemon mixture is on each side. Then place the filet in the potato chips, gently pressing on one side, then flipping and then pressing on the other, to coat the fish with the chips.

Place the fish on the cookie sheet. Repeat with the other 3 filets.

Bake for 8-10 minutes*, or until the fish flakes when you gently press a thick part of the filet with a fork.

Serves 4.

*Cooking times will vary depending on the thickness of the fish filet.

My boys both love this recipe, I hope your sweet peas do too!

Life is sweet,

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