Malagueña Style Crispy Oven "Fried" Fish

    A tasty difference in cooking fish. Packed with flavour, this oven method delivers a crispy treat for all the family. Brilliant with fries and tartare sauce.

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    • 4 x 180g/6oz Firm White Fish Fillets, such as Haddock or Cod
    • Vegetable Oil Spray
    • 1 Egg - lightly beaten
    • 120ml/8tbsp Full Milk
    • 1tbsp Lemon Juice - or to taste
    • 60g/2oz Plain Flour
    • 60g/2oz dried Breadcrumbs
    • 2tsp Paprika - or to taste
    • ¾ tsp Cayenne Pepper
    • 1tsp Salt and sprinkling of freshly ground Black Pepper


    1. Position oven rack on top shelf of oven;
    2. Preheat oven to 260c/550f/Gas 10
    3. Line a shallow baking oven tray with foil and set a wire rack on top;
    4. Lightly spray rack with oil;
    5. Pat fish fillets dry with paper towels and slice them in half lengthwise to form long pieces;
    6. In a large, wide shallow dish, whisk the egg, milk and lemon juice together and set aside for some 10 minutes;
    7. In another similar dish, combine well together the flour, breadcrumbs, paprika, cayenne and salt and pepper;
    8. Working with one fillet at a time, lightly coat each one with the flour mixture;
    9. Shake off any excess flour and dip each one in egg/milk mixture, turning to coat evenly;
    10. Shake off any excess liquid and coat each one again in the flour mixture;
    11. Shake off any excess flour again and place on wire rack;
    12. Lightly spray each fillet with oil evenly coating them on both sides; (This step is essential for crispy fish);
    13. Place baking tray on top oven rack and bake for some 12 to 15 minutes until the fish coating is crisp and golden;
    14. DO NOT TURN


    Can reduce or omit Paprika and Cayenne for a still tasty but less piquant dish

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