Cost effective, tasty meal at only €2.50


  • 40 g capers (both chopped roughly not to fine we need texture)
  • 720 g haddock (or 4 fillets, skinned)
  • 1 egg
  • 25 ml milk
  • 50 g flour
  • 100 g bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper
  • tartar sauce:
  • 40 g gherkins
  • 40 g finely chopped shallots
  • 50 g fresh flat leaf parsley
  • 1 lemon
  • mayonnaise:
  • 1 egg
  • 100 ml vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper


  • Mayo:
  • Mix the egg with water and season whisking the oil in slowly. Combine with tartar ingredients and taste.
  • Bread crumb:
  • Season the flour. Mix the egg and the milk and place the flour, egg and milk, breadcrumbs in 3 different bowls.
  • Season the fish and place into flour then egg wash and finally bread crumbs.
  • Place on a tray until ready to cook. Heat the fryer to 180°C and add the haddock to the fryer and gently shake so the fish is not sticking together.
  • Cook until golden. Put onto kitchen roll and season.
  • Serve with the tartar sauce and chips.

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