Coconut Fish Chips

Who doesn't love fish and chips? I certainly do, and I don't want to have to pass up on indulging in this favourite of mine just because I'm eating healthily. The sweet potato chips here are not only delicious but are also a wonderful source of slow-release energy, helping to prevent the blood sugar spikes linked to weight gain that can often result from eating carbohydrate-rich foods.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Serves: 2
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Australian
Dietary Requirements: Dairy-Free, Gluten Free, Pescatarian

Ingredients

  • 400 g white fish fillets boneless and firm
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 cup almond meal

For Side Salad

  • 2 cups rocket leaves
  • 75 g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

For Sweet Potato Chips

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 300 g sweet potato peeled and cut lengthways

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • In two separate bowls, add almond meal and coconut to one, and the beaten egg to the other.
  • Dip fish fillets in the egg mixture, then coat with almond meal and coconut mixture.
  • Place fillets on a baking tray and bake for 10-15 minutes, turning once.
  • On a separate tray, place peeled and cut sweet potato chips and coat with salt, rosemary and coconut oil.
  • Cook for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • While fish and chips are cooking, make the salad.
  • Once fish and chips are cooked, serve with the side salad.
Nutrition Facts
Coconut Fish & Chips
Amount Per Serving
Calories 495.8 Calories from Fat 78
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.7g13%
Saturated Fat 15.2g95%
Carbohydrates 22.1g7%
Fiber 8.7g36%
Sugar 10.1g11%
Protein 32.8g66%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change to their lives. Sam Wood has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators in the health & fitness industry. Sam is the founder and personal trainer of 28, Australia’s #1 home fitness and nutrition program, and he's also the proud owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed, based in Brighton, Melbourne.