I am trying to catch up on posting some meals we've had over the past couple of weeks and this meal was a definite success. Triscuit Coated Cod Nuggets, Steamed Broccoli and Homemade Baked Fries. I found the idea for the triscuit coating somewhere on pinterest and altered it to suit what we had in our pantry. I was a little concerned about dryness because I've never used triscuit as a coating before, but it came out really nice. Both kids gobbled them up. :)
The Homemade Fries
Making homemade fries are not as convenient as the frozen bagged ones, but health-wise it is so worth the effort. I tossed a few potatoes into a sink full of water, scrubbed them, peeled them (you could leave the peel on) and cut them into strips. TIP: I had read somewhere to put your potato strips back into a covered bowl of cold water for 1 hour to help make them crispier... so that's what I did! Then I put the spice mix together in a bowl:
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Onion Powder
1/4 tsp Salt (I used just a twist of the sea salt grinder)
1 tsp White Pepper
1/4 tsp Ground Allspice
1 tsp Hot Red Pepper flakes (I omitted this because I didn't want to make it too spicy for the kids)
1 tbsp Oil
I dumped the spice mix into a zip lock baggie and Alexander helped load the potatoes in and shake them around to coat. That part was super fun for him. Then we laid them all on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Alexander then brushed the oil onto to potatoes to make them crispy. He did a great job and was so proud of himself. I popped the fries in the oven at 475 for 20 minutes, turning once half way through. They were very flavorful with a hint of spiciness, but the kids loved them. Yay!
|Alex brushing the oil onto the fries. He was such a good helper!|
|The Fries. Yum!|
Triscuit Coated Cod Nuggets
12 Original Triscuit Crackers
2 tsp Onion Powder
2 tsp Garlic Powder
2 tsp Parsley
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Oregeno
1 lb Cod
First. Millard wanted in on helping with these so he threw the triscuit crackers into his Wolfgang Puck Immersion Hand Blender and crushed them up. Then added all of the spices and gave it a quick mix and the coating was ready. He dumped it onto a plate for our coating station.
Second. He then dipped the cod nuggets into flour, then egg/milk mixture, then the triscuit coating and put them on a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper for easy clean up.
Third. The oven was already heated to 475 for the fries so we popped the nuggets in at that temperature with the fries and only left them in for about 7-8 minutes.
The end result was delicious!!! They were crispy and flavorful. I dipped mine in a little bit of honey mustard, but they really didn't need it Alexander is typically a picky eater and sometimes won't even take a bite if he don't like how it looks, but he surprised us and ate all of his cod. :)
|The Cod Nuggets! Crispy and full of flavor.|
There was a little bit of cod left over so I made a small sandwich on a hotdog bun for Christian for his school lunch the following day. All he wanted on it was a drizzle of honey mustard.
|Cod nugget sandwich for school lunch.|