Fish and Chips

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These Crispy Baked Fish 🐟 and Chips are a healthier, less messy version of the beloved British meal of fried fish and potatoes. This is an excellent recipe for busy weeknights, especially for folks with young kids. Best of all, you only need about 10 minutes of prep time and 30 minutes of cook time before you can say “dinner’s ready!”

Why You’ll Love Fish and Chips

This recipe can be made in the oven or an air fryer. No need to create a mess deep-frying at home. Here I use potato chips to bread the fish, giving it the ultimate crispy exterior, while remaining buttery and tender on the inside.

How To Prepare Fish and Chips

⏲️Preheat oven to 450F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

🧂Toss potato wedges with oil, salt, and pepper, then bake for 20 minutes. Flip and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

🥣In a bowl, whisk flour, onion powder, salt, and pepper; add water. Coat fish in batter, then roll in chip crumbs.

🥔Place on the baking sheet with partially cooked potatoes. Bake for 10 more minutes until fish is golden and flakes easily. Mix mustard and maple syrup for dipping sauce.

Nonna’s Tip

You can definitely use an Air-Fryer instead of the oven for an even crispier result!

Fish and Chips

Fish and Chips Variations and Substitutions

These potato chip-crusted fish and chips can be made with:

  • Any firm, mild white fish.
  • Plain or flavored potato chips. Salt and vinegar chips 🍟would be a nice alternative to the classic way of serving fish and chips with salt and malted vinegar.

Best Served With

  • My maple mustard sauce (see recipe below) makes for an incredible dip, but traditional tartar sauce is also delicious here.
  • Homemade Spicy Mayo is so easy to make and delicious with freshly cooked potatoes.
  • Don’t forget fresh lemon wedges and malt vinegar for serving!

Common Questions

What can I use instead of potato chips?

You can use seasoned panko breadcrumbs, or even an almond flour coating if you are gluten-free.

Can I air fry or shallow fry?

Absolutely! If air frying, be sure to spray the fish on each side with cooking oil, such as avocado oil spray, and air fry at 400F. The timing will depend on the air fryer model, so be sure to check the manual times for fish and check on this fish every few minutes as you do not want it to overcook.

what else can I use besides mustard?

You can use any sauce you enjoy like my 2 Ingredient Spicy Mayo or a tartar sauce. You can even make a spicy Cajun dipping sauce as well. 

What kind of chips did you use?

I used regular Ruffles but there are chips at healthy planet which are made of only potatoes, sea salt, and olive oil so I will use those next time as a healthier alternative.

Fish and Chips

Fish and Chips

The crispiest oven-baked halibut! You will love this easy-to-prep dinner.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour


The Potatoes

  • 4 russet potatoes, cut into 8 wedges (1½ lbs/680 grams total)
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

The Fish

  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • cup cold water
  • Four 175-gram halibut fillet , I got mine at Longo's, but any fish monger or fish store is fine
  • 2 cups potato chips , crushed in a food processor or by hand

The Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup


  • Preheat the oven to 450F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, toss the potato wedges with the oil, salt, and pepper. Arrange on the lined baking sheet. Bake until lightly browned on the bottom, about 20 minutes. Flip the potatoes and continue to bake until light golden and just fork-tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk together the flour, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Whisk in water. Add the fish, turning to coat in the batter.
  • Pour the chip crumbs into a shallow dish. Working with one piece at a time, remove the fish from the batter, letting the excess drip off; roll and press in crumbs until well coated. Transfer to a plate.
  • Once the potatoes are light golden, push to one side of baking sheet and arrange the fish on other side of baking sheet. Bake until the fish is golden and flakes easily when tested with a fork and the potatoes are golden and tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together mustard and maple syrup and serve with the fish and chips.



Calories: 475kcal, Carbohydrates: 72g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 11g, Trans Fat: 0.02g, Sodium: 609mg, Potassium: 1440mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 9IU, Vitamin C: 22mg, Calcium: 52mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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