Crispy Oven Fried Fish Fillets

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"I most always make this using cod or halibut fish but any meaty pieces of fish minimum 1-inch thick or more will work fine, the fish is double dipped for an extra crispy coating Why fry in oil firstly when you can just bake in the oven, it helps the coating to stick better on the fish and make it extra crispy and of coarse adds to the flavor!"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (121.8 g)
  • Calories 333.9
  • Total Fat - 12.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 137 mg
  • Sodium - 1162.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 38.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.1 g
  • Sugars - 3.2 g
  • Protein - 17.8 g
  • Calcium - 68.9 mg
  • Iron - 3.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Have all the fish fillets breaded and on a plate/s before starting to fry.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F, then position the oven rack to bottom position.

Step 3

Grease a medium baking sheet/jelly-roll pan.

Step 4

In a shallow dish combine all breading ingredients (I mix the ingredients in a medium bowl then transfer to a plate and just use as needed for each fish fillet this way the crumbs will remaining crispy and if you have any leftover you can save for the next time).

Step 5

In a shallow dish whisk eggs.

Step 6

Working with 1 fish fillet at a time firstly coat the fish first into the crumb mixture then dip into the eggs, then once again into the crumb mixture pressing down with hands to adhere the coating to the fish.

Step 7

Repeat breading process with all remaining fish, placing all the breaded fish on a plate/s (I just use the prepared greased jelly-roll pan for this).

Step 8

Coat the bottom of the skillet with oil (preferably a cast-iron skillet) heat over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking.

Step 9

Brown the fish in hot oil for about 3 minutes per side depending on how thick your fish fillets are) transfer to baking pan and bake in a preheat 450 degree F oven for 5-6 minutes or until fish flakes (do not over cook the fish).

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Great with fresh cod from the docks. Love the batter! I plan to try with other fish. Maybe haddock or even catfish.

review by:
(9 Sep 2018)


Delicious fish! I loved the crispy coating and it's flavor. This was simple, quick and tasty. Thank you!

review by:
(28 Feb 2016)


Made as written for the FF&F What's on the Menu? Tag Game. We eat a lot of seafood here in Iceland & cod is among our favorites. Using your recipe for it was a bit of an experiment. I can't buy cornmeal here, so I often sub corn flour when I think it might work well. It indeed worked very well here. The crisp coating was nicely flavored, the fish moist & such an easy-fix. It "ticked all the boxes" for me. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us.

review by:
(6 Feb 2015)


Great fried fish is here to stay! This is a great coating for fish and we love it.

(7 Jul 2012)