Crispy Red Snapper

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"This recipe came from Taste of Home. I have used cracker crumbs instead of bread crumbs, and it is just as good. You can either fry it or oven bake it. I have tried it both ways and like them equally. The amount of cooking time depends on the thickness of the fillets. In my wee town, we only get the thinner fillets which obviously cooks faster."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (186.9 g)
  • Calories 254.7
  • Total Fat - 9.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 64.9 mg
  • Sodium - 307.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 2.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 0.3 g
  • Protein - 36.4 g
  • Calcium - 101.2 mg
  • Iron - 0.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

In a shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, cheese, lemon-pepper and salt; add fillets, one at a time, and turn to coat.

Step 2

In a heavy skillet over medium heat, cook fillets in oil in batches for 4-5 (or 3-4 if thin) minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork.


Step 3

Preheat oven to 450F.

Step 4

Bake fillets for 10-15 minutes depending on the thickness.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



So easy to put together making it a perfect weeknight meal. Followed it exactly, except for adding additional Parmesan. We all enjoyed it with a side of salad. Thank you for adding an addition to our repertoire Luvcookn! Made it for Pick Me tag game.

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(2 Dec 2018)


Scrumptious!! Instead of lemon pepper I used "Old Bay with Lemon & Herb" (just because that is what I had). I can't wait to make this again!

review by:
(5 May 2017)


Delicious. I used the frying method. Served with sweet potato fries for a "fish and chips" dinner. I subbed tilapia for the red snapper,

review by:
(11 Feb 2017)


Very good fish. We used the oven method, spraying the pan with Pam and drizzling olive oil over the fish. Very good! Thanks for sharing!

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(23 Jan 2015)


MMMMMMMM! a big 5 stars for this recipe we all loved it! I baked the fish and the baking time was right target, used red snapper filets it's one of our favorite fish, I served it mashed potatoes and baby carrots, thanks a bunch for a lovely meal!

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(29 Sep 2014)