Deep frying and Southern food go hand in hand. I think you can find just about any food fried here in the South. Not only is it fried, it is also battered and fried. Chicken is the most common and seafood comes in a close second. There are fish frys held to raise money, gather friends, and celebrate a big haul from a fishing trip. Is it tasty? Yes. Is it healthy? Well, it’s not high on the list. In order to get that crunchy tastiness and push it up on the healthy meter, the thing to do is make Crispy Fish Sticks with Roasted Potatoes.
One great thing about seafood is how fast it cooks. That is what makes it an easy choice for a Weekday Supper. Plus there are all the health benefits to go along with it too. Cooking it in the oven with potatoes means easy clean up especially if you line the baking sheets with foil.
Crispy Fish Sticks with Roasted Potatoes are served with tartar sauce. You can use store-bought or homemade. The recipe below is for a spicy tartar sauce using a fresh jalapeño pepper, chili powder and hot sauce. You can make it less spicy by substituting chopped pickles and reducing or leaving out the chili powder and/or hot sauce. Make the tartar sauce a couple of days in advance for the best flavor.
How do you make a recipe healthier? Is it with different cooking methods such as roasting instead of deep frying? Or do you substitute ingredients? Sunday Supper has partnered with American Family Insurance to share recipes and how-tos for turning your favorite family recipe or comfort food into a healthier version. Scroll down to see a list for more Weekday Supper recipes where you will also find tips and tricks. Also check out AmFam’s Family Favorite Recipes Pinterest board for more inspiration.
Are you searching for healthy Weekday Supper recipes? Take a look at these quick and easy ones by Sunday Supper contributors:
- Monday – Feel Good Sloppy Joes by Curious Cuisiniere
- Tuesday – Crispy Fish Sticks with Roasted Potatoes by Magnolia Days (above)
- Wednesday – Fish Tacos with Pineapple Slaw by Savvy Eats
- Thursday – Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Pasta by The Messy Baker
- Friday – Jalapeño Popper Quinoa Bites by Alida’s Kitchen
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the American Family Insurance. All opinions are my own.