Spicy Oven-Baked Fish and Sweet Potato Fries


Spicy oven-baked fish pair perfectly with a side of sweet potato fries. Kids will go wild for this homemade take on fast food!

Spicy Oven-Baked Fish and Sweet Potato Fries
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 pound fresh or frozen white fish fillets, about 1/2-inch thick

  • nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, cut into 1/4-to 1/2-inch sticks

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning or seafood seasoning

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • cup milk

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • cup fine dry bread crumbs

  • 2 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted

  • Lemon wedges and fresh parsley (optional)


  1. Thaw fish, if frozen. Cut fish into 3 x 2-inch pieces. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Cover and chill until needed.

  2. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a large baking sheet with foil; lightly coat with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

  3. For chips, pat potatoes dry with paper towels; place sweet potatoes in a large bowl. Add olive oil, Old Bay seasoning, 1/2 tsp. chili powder and 1/2 tsp. salt. Toss to coat. Arrange potatoes in a single layer on one half of the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, for fish, place milk in a shallow dish. Place flour in another shallow dish. In a third shallow dish combine bread crumbs, 2 tsp. chili powder, paprika, 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper. Add melted butter; stir until combined.

  5. Dip fish pieces in milk; coat with flour. Dip again in the milk, then in the bread crumb mixture. Remove baking sheet from oven. Using a spatula, carefully turn potatoes over. Place fish on the other half of the hot baking sheet; return to oven. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes more or until potatoes are golden brown and fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve fish with lemon wedges and fresh parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

419 Calories
17g Fat
39g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 419
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 859mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 3.1mg 16%
Calcium 113mg 9%
Iron 2.4mg 13%
Potassium 834mg 18%
Folate, total 60.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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