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Jamie Oliver’s Cheat’s Fish and Chips with Bacon Crumb, Smashed Peas and Quick Mint Sauce

Jamie Oliver's cheat's twist on this British family favourite features fish fillets coated in a bacon crumb and chunky potato wedges.

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Ingredients

800g potatoes
1 rasher of smoked streaky bacon
100g stale bread
50g plain flour
1 large egg
4 x 125g white fish fillets, skin on, scaled, pin-boned
500g frozen peas
1 bunch (30g) of mint

Method

Preheat the oven to 220ºC. Scrub the potatoes, chop lengthways into 2cm wedges, toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a pinch of sea salt and black pepper, then arrange in a single layer on your largest roasting tray. Roast for 40 minutes, or until golden and cooked through, shaking halfway. Meanwhile, roughly chop the bacon and place in a food processor, tear in the bread, add 1 tablespoon of oil and blitz into fine crumbs, then spread across a plate. Spread the flour across a second plate, and beat the egg on another. One by one, turn the fish in the flour, then the egg, letting any excess drip off, and finally turn in the bacon crumb. Line up on a baking tray and roast for 15 minutes, or until golden.

Cook the peas in a pan of boiling salted water, then drain and mash well. Pick the mint leaves into a pestle and mortar, pound into a paste, then muddle in 1 tablespoon each of red wine vinegar and extra virgin olive oil, and season to perfection. Serve the fish and chips with the peas, dolloped with the mint sauce.

ENERGY 555kcal FAT 14.7g SAT FAT 2.4g PROTEIN 39.1g CARBS 69.5g SUGARS 9.1g SALT 1.1g FIBRE 10.2g

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