I love fried fish but, wanted a recipe I could make at home that was lower in fat and didn't involve a oil fryer. I came across this oven-baked recipe, which turned out beautifully. I used fresh cod fillets and served with a side salad and vegetable. The fish was perfect as baked. and stands nicely 'on its own' meaning, it did not need any sauce or lemon. ~Enjoy! Diane
Crispy Oven "Fried" Fish
for every 1 pound of fish, skinless fillets, 1/2-3/4" thick
(I prefer to use cod)
1/4 cup of milk
1/3 cup AP flour
1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp dried dill weed
1/4 tsp salt, optional, more if preferred
1/8 tsp black pepper, more if preferred
2 Tbs butter, melted
Preheat over to 450
Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish and pat dry with a paper-towel.
Place milk in a shallow dish, Place flour in a separate shallow dish. In a third shallow dish combine bread crumbs, cheese, dill, salt & pepper; add in melted butter, and stir crumb mixture until well combined.
Dip fish in milk, coat with flour, dip again in milk and then into crumb mix to coat all sides.
Place fish on a greased baking sheet.
Bake, uncovered for 5 to 9 minutes or until fish begins to flake when tested with a fork.
Recipe Adapted from: Celebrating the Promise: Limited Edition, Better Homes & Gardens
Photos by: Diane Baker for Canning and Cooking at Home