Last summer, I was walking though a local store, and I came across a beautiful cookbook, The Big Sur Bakery Cookbook. I scanned the pages and fell instantly in love.
I couldn’t come up with enough reasons to buy the cookbook and spend money on something I didn’t need, so for Christmas, I put this cookbook on the top of my list and my sister bought it for me! I was so, so, so happy!!
And while I’ve read much of the text and while I’ve continued to fantasize about living in Big Sur, I have yet to actually make a meal from it. The recipes are complicated, but look delicious.
So today, my normal low stress working day, I ditched Martha Stewart and picked a recipe from the Big Sur Bakery Cookbook: Homemade fish and chips.
I hit the natural foods store we have and picked up some herbs, and russet potatoes, and 4 cod fillets.
First I made the tartar sauce, and while I didn’t make the homemade mayonnaise like they insisted nor did I make my own pickles, it still came out incredibly good.
Then I had to bake the potatoes, let them cool, cut them into wedges, and fry them in canola oil. When they were finished frying, I sprinkled kosher salt, pepper, and parsley on them. They tasted amazing.
Lastly, I made the fish. I sprinkled them with salt and pepper, dusted them in flour, dipped them in egg, and then rubbed them in an awesome panko breadcrumbs, herb, and parmesan cheese. Finally, I fried them in just a bit of oil and butter. It took only 4-5 minutes to cook.
Everything tasted delicious!
The best part: the kids loved them!
So I am thankful for my sister gifting me this amazing cookbook, I’m thankful that I had a free day to make this, and I am thankful that my kids liked the dinner!