Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Baked Cod for Supper

It was suggested to me that I should post a recipe on here now and then.  I know that recipes are easy to find online, so all I can do is post a meal that I have made.  I made this yesterday.  We usually go out for a Friday fish fry.  Fish fries are popular here is Wisconsin.  Almost every bar or restaurant has one.  I really don't like the deep fried version and it's not very healthy.  While talking to a cousin of mine, he shared with me how they make baked fish where he works.  It is so simple.  Here is the recipe along with what else we had for supper.  I really took it easy, but it tasted good.

Baked Cod

1 lb. of frozen cod fillets (Rogges Alaskan Cod are good and 80 calories for 4 oz.)
Olive oil
Seasoned salt

Thaw frozen fish in cold water and drain water.

Pat dry on a paper towel
Put some olive oil in the bottom of a baking dish
Layer fish fillets
More olive oil on the top of the fish
Sprinkle with seasoned salt

Then bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Do not overbake.

Fried Potatoes

This isn't rocket science either.  Fried potatoes can be made with left over boiled potatoes, frozen hash browns (I like the southern style squares instead of shredded) or cut up you own potatoes and cube or slice (these are called raw fries).

Just put some olive oil in a frying pan and fry until potatoes are brown.

Then I heated up a can of stewed tomatoes.   

Cost for the meal was $2.85 person.  The average cost for a fish fry is $7.98 and up per person.
The fish was $6.99 a pound and I had a little less than a pound for 3 people.
The hash browns were $1.99 for the whole bag and I used about half for 3 people.
One can of stewed tomatoes were $.69 and that also fed 3 people.

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