Day 7

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Fish and chips with peas and tartar sauce • photo by

Nothing is more British than a fish and chip supper, so I thought to end the tradional weeks meals I would make just that, with peas and homemade tartar sauce it finishes off this family budget food challenge perfectly.

Day 7
Porridge or toast

Cheese sandwich with a jacket potato

Fish and chips with peas and tartar sauce


Traditional fish & chips with peas and tarter sauce

Serves 4

Ingredients for the fish and chips

4 of the frozen fish fillets defrosted
4 crusts of bread made in to breadcrumbs
1 egg beaten with salt and pepper
Tablespoon of plain flour
Olive oil
4 potatoes for the wedges
200g frozen peas

Ingredients for the tartar sauce

100ml mayonnaise
2 tablespoons capers, drained and finely chopped
1 tablespoon of vinegar from the capers jar
2 tablespoons gherkins, drained and finely chopped
1/2 small onion finely chopped
Squeeze of lemon juice
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Salt and pepper


Firstly defrost the fish fillets, and turn the oven on to 200°C.

Next slice the potato into wedges, toss in a tray with a little olive oil and pinch of salt and pepper, then put in the oven for about 30 minutes.

Then make your bread crumbs in a food processor or grate them, add a little salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons of oil and mix together.

Line up 3 shallow bowls one with flour, one with the beaten egg and one with the breadcrumbs.

Firstly carefully roll the fish in the flour then the egg mixture, then the bread crumbs, pat the mixture on to them if you need to.

Lay them side by side on lightly oiled greaseproof paper on a baking tray.

Bake in the bottom of oven for about 12-15 minutes, carefully turning them over halfway through.

Serve with peas, the potato wedges and homemade tartar sauce.

To make the tartare sauce, mix together all of the ingredients in a small bowl and serve straight away. Taste it and adjust to your taste.