Potato Chip-Crusted Halibut and Chips

No deep-fryer? No problem! This savoury fish and chips recipe cooks in the oven and gets its crispy texture from a crushed potato chip coating. A truly Canadian, totally craveable maple-mustard dip brings everything together — including your family to the table!


  • 4 skinless Canadian halibut fillet portions (175 g / 0.4 lb each; total 700 g / 1.6 lb)
  • 4 russet potatoes (680 g / 1½ lbs), each cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola or vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp (2 g) each salt and pepper, divided
  • ¼ cup (30 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp (4 g) onion powder
  • ⅓ cup (80 mL) cold water
  • 2 cups (68 g) finely crushed plain or flavoured potato chips
  • 3 tbsp (45 g) Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) pure maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 450 °F (230 °C) and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, toss potatoes with oil and half each of the salt and pepper. Arrange on a large parchment paper-lined rimmed baking sheet. Bake in preheated 450°F (230°C) oven until lightly browned on the bottom; about 20 minutes. Turn over and continue to bake until light golden and just fork-tender; about 15 minutes.

  3. In a bowl, whisk together flour, onion powder, and remaining salt and pepper. Whisk in water. Add fish, turning to coat in batter.

  4. Pour chip crumbs into a shallow dish. One piece at a time, remove fish from batter letting excess drip off; roll and press in crumbs until well coated. Transfer to plate.

  5. Once potatoes are light golden, push to one side of baking sheet and arrange fish on other side of baking sheet. Bake until fish is golden and flakes easily when tested with fork and potatoes are golden and tender; about 10 minutes.

  6. In a small bowl, stir together mustard and maple syrup for a dipping sauce.

Chef's Tips

  • Serve with green beans, cherry tomatoes or your favourite colourful veggies on the side.
  • Try using different flavours of potato chips to mix things up and have some fun!
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Health Benefits of Halibut

  • Bone and Teeth Health: Halibut is a good source of vitamin D and phosphorus, both essential for the formation and maintenance of strong bones and teeth while also enhancing calcium and phosphorus absorption.
  • Energy and Growth: As an excellent source of niacin, vitamins B6 and B12, halibut may support energy metabolism, tissue formation, and normal growth and development.
  • Antioxidant Protection: Halibut is an excellent source of selenium, a dietary antioxidant that defends against oxidative stress.