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ONE PAN easy fish and chips -- the crispiest baked fries you'll ever eat and delicious fish! Simple prep. via chelseasmessyapron.com

ONE PAN Baked Fish and Chips

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 3
Author Chelsea


  • 3-4 medium sized russet potatoes
  • Seasoned salt and Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon each chili powder & garlic powder
  • Pinch ground cumin
  • 10 ounces cod
  • 1 cup Panko*
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil separated
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2-4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese optional
  • Serve with: Fresh lemon, tartar sauce, (recipe for delicious homemade tartar sauce is below this recipe!) ketchup, fry sauce


  • Wash and peel the potatoes. Cut them into 1/4th inch thick pieces and place in a cold bowl of water for about 30 minutes. (If you plan on soaking longer than 30 minutes, place in the fridge covered)
  • Adjust the oven rack to be the 2nd from the top. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large pan with parchment paper (do not skip the parchment) and set aside.
  • Remove the fries from the water and dry VERY thoroughly.
  • Toss together seasoned salt (1/2 tablespoon), pepper (pinch), chili powder, garlic powder, and cumin. Remove 1 teaspoon of these spices.
  • Place the COMPLETELY dried fries on the prepared sheet pan. Cover with 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil and the 1 teaspoon of spices. Toss and then quickly separate to be in one layer.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, remove, flip, and bake for another 15 minutes.
  • MEANWHILE, prepare the fish. Take the Panko, dried thyme, minced garlic, and 2 tablespoons olive oil and place in a large pan over medium to medium high heat. Stir pretty constantly for 4-6 minutes or until the Panko is toasted. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Grab 2 other bowls. Put flour in one bowl. Place the egg and Dijon mustard in the last bowl. Briskly whisk the egg and mustard until well combined.
  • Cut the 10 ounces of cod into 6 equal sized pieces. Generously salt (about 1 teaspoon) and pepper (about 1/2 teaspoon) both sides of each of the cod pieces.
  • Being gentle, dredge each piece in flour. Be generous you should use up most of the flour.
  • Then dredge each piece is the mustard + egg mixture.
  • Finally dredge each piece in the panko. All 3 of the mixtures should be all used up.
  • Remove the fries from the oven and separate them to either side of the pan so there is a section in the center.
  • Place the 6 pieces of fish in the center and put back in the oven for 9-13 minutes or until the fish is cooked through and the fries are crispy. Broil for 30 seconds if desired.
  • Remove from the oven and toss the fries with another teaspoon (or to taste) of the fry seasoning mix. Toss with the Parmesan cheese if desired.
  • Enjoy immediately with tartar sauce and fresh lemon.