Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Oven-Fried Fish and Baked Hushpuppies

This is definitely not as good as the deep-fried southern version, but it's good and is a much healthier alternative. My kids love the hushpuppies.

Oven-Fried Fish

2 cups crushed corn flakes
3/4 tsp celery salt
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
Pam cooking spray
6-10 fish fillets (I buy tilapia)

Combine first five ingredients; set aside. Spray all sides of fish with cooking spray, then coat with cornflake mixture. Arrange fillets in single layer on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Spray tops of fillets with cooking spray (this makes the fish extra crispy). Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Baked Hush Puppies

1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground red pepper
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup sweet onion, finely chopped
Pam cooking spray

Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Set dry mixture aside. Combine eggs, milk, oil and onion; stir well. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Coat mini-muffin pans with cooking spray. Spoon about 1 Tbsp batter into each muffin cup (cups will be about 3/4 cup full). Bake at 425 for 15 minutes until done. Remove from pans and serve immediately.

**I have one big mini-muffin pan from Pampered Chef, and I usually fill that one plus another one that only makes 12. And sometimes I just cook the fish at 425 along with the hushpuppies. Just keep an eye on it so it doesn't over-cook.

1 comment:

His Girl said...

mmmmmmmmmmmm. made it. loved it. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.