I grew up in southern California where seafood is fabulous. When I got married we hit a bit of a fish wall. The only way Ryan tends to like fish is in sushi rolls or fried. Not always the healthiest options. Fish can be pretty inexpensive when bought in bulk & it is awesome to change up dinner time. So what does a girl do when she gets sick of the same ‘ol fish & chips? Try a new recipe of course! Keep reading to see how this recipe went over in our house!
Baked “Fried” Cornflaked Fish
adapted from Click and Cook Recipes
4 white fish fillets (I used Tilapia fillets I’ve had in the freezer, about 6 oz each)
3/4 cup crushed plain cornflakes
1/3 to 1/2 cup flour
1 large egg (white only, yolk removed)
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon chile powder (Cajun & taco season are also good!)
Salt & pepper to taste.
Optional: Cooking spray, fresh lemon, or add some kick with additional seasonings.
1. Preheat oven to 425. Spray a non-stick cooking sheet with cooking spray.
2. Sprinkle fish with salt & pepper. Add seasoning to flour. Whisk egg white in small bowl. Reserve con flakes in a separate bowl. Dredge fish in flour & lightly shake off excess. Next dip into egg whites. Last dredge in corn flakes.
3. Make sure fish are completely coated with the corn flakes so it looks like it has actually been fried. Press corn flakes into any bald spots.
4. Place on the prepared cooking pan & spray the tops lightly with cooking spray. Bake 10-14minutes turning once in between cooking if desired.
We both really liked this fish a lot! I ended up slitting the fish up the spine so we had smaller pieces & they cooked faster for a quicker dinner. Ryan approved! We had them as fish tacos with fresh tortillas which I’ll be doing a post on soon. If your family prefers fried over healthy give this combo a try!