Crispy Tortilla Chip Coated Fish Chunks

Crispy Tortilla Chip Encrusted Fish Chunks

I’ve mentioned before that we always have a “fry” day on Fridays. This usually involves something my kids consider junk food. However, that doesn’t mean they get less than nutritious food, at all.

Admittedly, I do occasionally fry things (as is the case with these fish chunks). However, if you balance that against the fact that these tortilla chip fish chunks are made from scratch, with fresh breadcrumbs (from home-baked bread), not to mention good-for-you fish, these are the best “junk” food going!

Homemade Fish Chunks

Of course these tortilla chip fish chunks don’t have to fried. I often bake fish, as with my Baked Cod Fishcakes and Paprika Breaded Fish.

Sometimes though, I really fancy the texture and taste that only frying can bring, and these use just a touch of oil (absolutely no deep fat frying).

Crispy Tortilla Chip Encrusted Fish Chunks

I mixed in some spicy tortilla chips, just to liven the breadcrumbs up a bit, but you don’t need them. You could also easily make these gluten free by using gluten free breadcrumbs.

Homemade Fish Chunks

Crispy Tortilla Chip Encrusted Fish Chunks

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  • 350g (12oz) cod (or any other fish)
  • 150g (3 cups) breadcrumbs (I made my own but you could use store-bought)
  • 20g (1 cup) spicy tortilla chips (crushed)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 120g (1 cup) flour
  • 1 tablespoon oil (for frying)


~ Blitz the tortilla chips in a food processor and then add in the breadcrumbs, seasoning and spices and continue until everything is well-combined. 

~ Cut up the fish fillets into medium sized "chunks".

~ Take three bowls: in one place the prepared breadcrumbs, in the second, beaten eggs, and in the third bowl, place the flour.

~ One at a time, dip the fish first in the flour, then egg mixture, and finally the breadcrumb mixture. Set on a plate or baking tray.

~ Fry in a tablespoon of oil until they are nice and golden. Serve immediately with a lovely salad, fries or jacket potatoes!

 Crispy tortilla chip fish chunks

2 thoughts on “Crispy Tortilla Chip Coated Fish Chunks

  1. These look delish !!! I am not one really for frying, but as you say there are times when frying just adds that little extra yumminess. Have a great weekend. :-)

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