Rice Krispie FishPosted by in Food
Here in Buffalo, fish fries are a big deal. Every Friday during Lent almost every restaurant offers fish fry on the menu and it is a tradition to order them. You often can’t get in the door at places offering the best fish fries during this time of year. Most fish fries here are beer battered haddock and they’re usually served with fries, and if you’re lucky, coleslaw and macaroni salad. Sometimes you’ll even get a cup of soup and some bread. They’re almost always priced under $10. When we went to London, we had our share of fish and chips, which is essentially the same thing. I’ve never made fried fish at home. My mom recently shared a recipe from the Food Network Magazine for baked fish and chips, so I gave it a try.
It’s very simple to make. Buy 1 and 1/2 lbs of haddock. Preheat the oven to 450. Whisk 3 egg whites until frothy and season with a pinch of salt. Use 2 and 3/4 cups crispy rice cereal and lightly crush it with your fingers in a bowl. Add some salt and pepper. Place a rack on a baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. Dip the fish in the egg white, then in the cereal. Place on the rack, spray the fish with cooking spray, and bake for 12 minutes.
This turned out ok. The cereal was definitely crunchy, but we all agreed it was just lacking in flavor. I squeezed lemon juice on mine and that helped, but somehow it did not compare to beer battered fish! Dude Martha, who ate fish and chips at just about every single meal across the UK did not like at all (even after dumping ketchup on it). So I don’t think I would make this again.
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I have a recipe like that which is with crushed cornflakes. I think we liked it. I haven’t made it in ages, but still have the box of cornflakes – which no one here eats! How about Tabasco in the cornflake mix? That would perk it up.
By the way, I used to work (years ago) for the Congressman that represented Buffalo and Niagara Falls and spent a lot of time up there. Too cold for me!!
Well we do get winter, but our falls, springs and summers are fantastic.
fish and chips are a favorite of mine. using rice crisps as the breading is an ingenious idea!
I have one that also uses crushed cornflakes. One of my favorite recipes, although not with fish, is putting crushed Cheez its on chicken and baking.
That sounds good!
Yeah, I would think rice crispies would be pretty lame on flavor. I have a recipe that uses crushed Ritz crackers. It’s tasty but then the whole health reason for baking/eating fish gets tossed out the window:)
It sounded interesting…until you explained that it was so plain. I grind up (wheat) saltines for a tasty breading.
I love this idea because kids are always keen on eating stuff made from their own cereal.
That’s a very good point.
Rice Krispie fish? What a great idea. Wow, will give this a try once I get home later this week.