Crispy Cod with Cheesy Cauliflower Mash

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Using the cauliflower to make the mash is a great way to lighten the meal and get additional vegetables into your diet. Topped with the crispy cod fillets makes this a winner winner fish dinner!

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Crispy Cod with Cheesy Cauliflower Mash

Using the cauliflower to make the mash is a great way to lighten the meal and get additional vegetables into your diet. 
Servings 4 portions
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 large fresh cod fillets
  • 3 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 cups peeled potatoes chopped into quarters
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp  fresh dill finely chopped
  • Lemons for garnish
  • Olive oil for cooking

Instructions

  • Place cauliflower and potatoes into a large pan, cover with water then bring to the boil. Season the water with salt.
  • Cook for around 20 minutes until tender.
  • Whilst the cauliflower and potatoes are cooking, set up the breading station by lining three bowls in a row.
  • Place the flour in the first bowl, the beaten eggs in the middle bowl and the breadcrumbs in the final bowl.
    Add the dill to the breadcrumbs and season with salt and pepper.
    Crispy cod served with cheesy cauliflower mash recipe by home cooking with julie neville1
  • Add two to three tablespoons of olive oil to a wide bottomed pan and heat over a medium high heat.
  • Dip each fish fillet into the flour dusting off any excess, then into the egg and finally coat in the breadcrumbs.
    Crispy cod served with cheesy cauliflower mash recipe by home cooking with julie neville1
  • Place into the hot pan and cook for around 3-4 minutes on each side until golden and crispy and cooked through.
    Crispy cod served with cheesy cauliflower mash recipe by home cooking with julie neville1
  • Drain the cauliflower and potatoes when tender reserving some of the cooking water.
  • Mash with a potato masher then stir in the softened cream cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
  • To plate, spoon a layer of the cauliflower mash onto a plate and top with a cod fillet.
  • Garnish with some extra dill and a lemon wedge.
    Crispy cod served with cheesy cauliflower mash recipe by home cooking with julie neville1
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: English
Keyword: Healthy, Pescatarian, Quick & Easy

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