Crumbly Plaice with Green Mash

The green mash in this fun teatime staple will fascinate both kids and adults
Crumbly Plaice with Green Mash
  • 4 people
  • 45 mins
  • 25 mins
  • 20 mins


In a large saucepan, cover the potatoes in cold water, add a little salt and then bring to the boil. Cover and cook until the potatoes are soft, drain in a colander

Mash the potatoes until smooth, using a sieve or potato masher

In a separate pan, heat the milk and butter together. Once the butter has melted, add the parsley leaves

Transfer the milk, butter and parsley into a blender and blitz for a couple of minutes. Add to the mash and mix through until the mash is a vibrant green colour

Cover with cling film and keep in a warm place until ready to reheat and serve

Preheat the oven to 200 C/gas mark 6

Prepare 3 separate bowls for crumbing. Place the seasoned flour into the first bowl, the egg wash into the next, add the breadcrumbs to the third

Dip a plaice fillet into the flour, pat off the excess. Dip into the egg wash and then finally into the breadcrumbs until evenly coated. Place the crumbed fish on a tray and repeat the process for each fillet

Place a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the oil, followed by a knob of butter. Fry the fillets until lightly coloured on both sides, seasoning as you go. Do not overcrowd the frying pan

Remove and place onto a metal tray, lightly season again and cook in the preheated oven for 4-5 minutes. Serve immediately with the reheated green mash

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  • Crumbly Plaice
    4 plaice fillets, skinned
    75g plain flour, seasoned
    2 eggs, beaten
    50ml milk
    175g breadcrumbs, fine
    2 tbsp sunflower oil
    1 pinch of salt and pepper
    1 knob of butter

    Green Mash
    450g potatoes, peeled and chopped
    75ml milk
    40g butter
    15g flat-leaf parsley
    1 pinch of salt

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