A fun twist on fish ‘n chips

potato-chip-crusted-salmonI recently posted this recipe on my blog, and received a lot of great feedback from family and friends who tried it out, so I thought I would share…

Do you have a hard time getting your kids (or spouse) to eat fish? We all know it’s an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids, it’s low in fat and high in protein, but getting your kids to eat it can often be a struggle.
This potato-chip-crusted salmon recipe has become a staple in our household (big thanks to Don for sharing it with me!)
When our friends come over and see Logan downing it, they always assume he’s a great eater and will eat anything we put in front of him. False. He’s super picky which is why we were shocked when he actually took a liking to it. Heck, I couldn’t even believe he took one bite. But he loved it from the first time I made it. In fact, after he had it a few times and realized he actually really liked salmon, I’ve been able to make it with just a bit of seasoning – sans chips! It’s so quick, easy and, best of all, delicious.
You’ll need:
4 salmon fillets
Ground black pepper
A quarter of a 5.5-ounce bag of kettle chips
Zest of 1/3 of a lime
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
Olive oil
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
2. Lay the side of salmon, skin side down, on the baking sheet. Season it lightly with salt and pepper.
3. Crush the potato chips, lime zest, and dill together in a bowl until the chips resemble coarse crumbs. Mix in 2 tablespoons of oil until incorporated.
4. Coat the salmon with a thin layer of potato chip crumbs. Pat them on the fish gently so that they stick.
5. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until the chip coating is nicely browned.
6. Remove from oven and serve.
Makes 4 servings.
The potato chips make a great crust that’s so tasty. And to be honest, if you buy flavoured chips, you don’t even need to add any seasoning. Just crush the chips, add some olive oil, spread it over the fish and voila. It’s so simple. We’ve tried so many different flavours of chips, and they all work nicely. I also sometimes stuff the salmon with goat cheese to spruce it up (yummm). Be creative, you really can’t go wrong with this recipe.
I hope you (and more importantly your kids) enjoy it as much as we do.

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