Crispy Chive & Lemon Cod with Wedges {Healthy Fish 'n' Chips}

This recipe for crispy chive & lemon cod with wedges is a healthy and herby twist on fish 'n' chips. It's oven baked instead of fried and the fish has a crispy breadcrumb topping instead of batter which makes this dish less than 500 calories a serving.

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Serve with a salad or some steamed green vegetables. A good dollop of homemade tartare sauce makes this dish extra special, plus it's a good way to use up the rest of your lemon.

Crispy Chive and Lemon Cod with Wedges

  • Serves:  4
  • Time:  10 mins prep + 35-40 mins cooking
  • Cost:  £1.90 per serving (fish & chips only)
  • Calories:  458 (fish & chips only)


For the wedges:

  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves (optional)
  • 3 tbsps sunflower oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the chive & lemon cod:

  • 4 x 150g (approx) skinless and boneless cod fillets
  • 100g dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil + extra for greasing
  • Salt and pepper to taste

To serve:


  1. Preheat the oven to 220 C / gas mark 7. 
  2. Cut each potato into 8 wedges. Rinse the cut potatoes and dry them very well in a clean tea towel. In a large bowl combine the garlic and sunflower oil. Toss the potato wedges in the garlic oil until they are all well coated. Place on lightly greased baking sheet skin side down. Season well and bake for 35-40 minutes until golden and crisp.
  3. Gently rub a little olive oil all over each cod fillet and place in a lightly greased oven proof dish. Combine the breadcrumbs, chives, lemon zest and enough olive oil to coat them in a bowl and season to taste. Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture evenly over the cod fillets.
  4. When the potato wedges have 10 minutes cooking time left, put the fish in the oven. The wedges and fish will be cooked at the same time as the fish takes just 10 minutes. Serve immediately with some salad or vegetables and tartar sauce if you like.