Crispy oaty mackerel fillets recipe

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serves: 2
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 10 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 653 kCal 33%
Fat 47g 67%
  -  Saturates 14g 70%
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  • Mackerel is not only delicious, it’s cheap too! For an easy way to serve it, simply coat with oats for a little added crunch. Delicious with a simple salad or your favourite sides


    • 50g jumbo porridge oats
    • Salt and ground black pepper
    • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
    • 4 mackerel fillets
    • 1 med egg, beaten
    • 30g butter
    • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    • Lemon wedges, to serve


    • Tip the oats on to a plate and season them with salt and pepper, then stir in the chopped parsley.

    • Dip each fish fillet into the beaten egg and then coat with the porridge oats.

    • Heat the butter and oil in a large frying pan and when hot, add the mackerel to the pan, cooking for 2-3 mins on each side, or until crisp all over.

    • Remove the mackerel fillets from the pan and drain them on absorbent kitchen paper. Serve immediately with lemon wedges to squeeze the juice over the fish.

    Top tip for making Crispy oaty mackerel fillets

    If you do not have jumbo porridge oats, use ordinary ones or breadcrumbs.

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