Fish 'n' Chips

Fish 'n' Chips
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  • 4Servings


  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, plus lemon wedges for serving
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 sweet potatoes (1 1/2 pounds), each cut into 12 wedges
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup cornmeal
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 4 5 ounces skinless, boneless tilapia fillets, each cut lengthwise into thirds


Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat to 450 degrees . In a small bowl, stir together the sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, shallot, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

On a foil-lined baking sheet, toss the sweet potatoes with the olive oil and 1 tablespoon parsley; season with salt and pepper. Spread in a single layer and bake on the lower rack until tender and crisp around the edges, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, coat another foil-lined baking sheet with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, breadcrumbs, the remaining 2 tablespoons parsley, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. In another bowl, combine the buttermilk and fish, turning to coat. Working with 1 piece at a time, coat the fish with the cornmeal mixture; transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Spray the fish with cooking spray; bake on the upper rack until golden-brown, 12 to 14 minutes. Serve with the fries, dipping sauce and lemon wedges.