Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins
These puffs are just so good, quick and easy to make and very low in fat and calories. It just has everything going for it including the fact the my fussy grandchildren love it too.
- 2 lbs cod fish fillets
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- lemon wedge
- chili sauce or seafood cocktail sauce
- salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Cut fillets into 1-inch strips.
- Combine flour, water, and baking powder.
- Beat with electric mixer until smooth.
- With tongs, dip fish pieces in batter allowing excess to drain off.
- Allow to dry on wax paper before baking.
- Bake cod puffs in a covered dish for 5 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
- Serve with lemon wedges and tomato chili sauce or cocktail sauce.
I don't know how I could have screwed up such an easy recipe but I must have. Not knowing how dry I was suppose to let this get sitting on wax paper I gave it 15 minutes. I did not cover when I tried to bake it. I could not get it crispy or brown. Then I tried to fry it but by this time the fish had turned to mush. I'll try deep frying it next time.
YUm ! This is a recipe that catches you by surprise.. it looks strange to mix what seems like a deep frying batter and then to cook it in the oven, it sounds like it will be flour-y in taste, I wondered if it would really work.. guess what ! It really works! I did add salt and pepper to the batter because DH can't bear fish unsalted but for the rest followed the recipe. I did start to cook this covered but even after almost 15 minutes it didn't seem to be doing much and the fish definiately wasnt cooked while the rest of dinner was heading to the plating-up stage fast so I took the cover off and stuck this closer to the top element in the oven and got a crispy batter and cooked fish in no time. I did have a bit of the problem to get it out of the dish intact, next time I will grease the pan to fix that, DH and I both looked skeptical but a few bites dispelled any doubt, it's really tasty and we were very pleasently surprised indeed. Please see my rating system: an excellent 4 stars for a dish that looks like a bit of a rish but turns out to be a little treasure. And low cal, low fat is the mega added bonus. Thanks!