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Recipe  •  11 January 2024


Baked Fish and Sweet Potato Fries

Fish and chips are such a classic, especially if you’ve got young kids.

If you have an air fryer, you can cook the sweet potato wedges in there (with a dash of smoked paprika for extra flavour) to save time while you cook the rest. I’m not a fan of complicated cooking, and this all comes together quickly in the oven without needing to keep an eye on multiple pans.

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 30 mins

Serves: 2


  • 1 sweet potato, cut into 1 cm thick wedges
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon, half juiced and half sliced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped oregano
  • 250 g white fish fillets


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan-forced) and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Combine the sweet potato, 2 teaspoons of the olive oil and the smoked paprika in a mixing bowl. Season with salt and mix with your hands to coat the sweet potato evenly with seasoning. Spread the sweet potato fries in a single layer on one of the baking trays.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes then remove and turn the pieces over with tongs. Return to the oven to cook for another 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Meanwhile, whisk the lemon juice, remaining olive oil and herbs together in a small bowl.
  5. Place the fish fillets onto the other baking tray. Drizzle over the lemon and herb mixture and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Bake the fish for 10–15 minutes or until it is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
  7. To serve, place the baked fish on serving plates with a side of sweet potato fries and sliced lemon.

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