That is the name of what Mr. Cyclist calls this dish. My Mom always made us this baked fish with cracker crumbs and some kind of tartar sauce topping as kids. I just happened to think about it the other day and decided to make my own version–a little healthier!
I used this recipe from the Washington Post for inspiration.
Fish with Cracker Crumb Topping
- 1 lb. mild white fish filets such as tilapia, flounder, or cod
- Earth Balance sticks or butter for pan greasing
- 1 sleeve of crackers similar to Ritz (any buttery/flaky cracker will work); check to make sure they are trans fat free and contain no hydrogenated oils
- 3 Tbsp. light/olive oil mayonnaise
- 1 tsp. lemon zest
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 4 cloves garlic, minced (or about 1 Tbsp.)
- 2 Tbsp. fresh parlsey, chopped (if you don’t have fresh, use a combination of dried parsley, basil, and dill)
- salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 425 F. Grease a 9 x 13 pan with Earth Balance sticks or butter.
- In a zip top bag, crush the crackers with your hands. Do not crush too finely–keep a few larger cracker pieces un-crushed.
- To prepare the mayonnaise mixture: combine the mayo, spices/herbs, garlic, lemon zest, juice of half a lemon, and salt and pepper. Reserve the juice of the other half lemon to squeeze on top of the fish just before cooking.
- Lay the fish out in the pan. Spread the mayo mixture across the tops of the fish generously.
- Press the cracker crumbs on top of the fish.
- Bake 10-15 minutes until cracker are more golden.
Then later that night I decided to make a wreath like I often see posted to Pinterest.
All you need to DIY is yarn, hot glue gun, Styrofoam wreath, and some flowers and decorative pieces to glue on to your wreath. I also made a few felt flowers to glue on. It does take a while because you have to wrap all the yarn around and around the Styrofoam. But, I just watched some Mad Men season 4 while I did the project 🙂