Do you like fish? I do! Fish is a great healthy addition to any family’s menu plan. Why not try this healthier (and far less odoriferous) take on fried fish. While no one is going to mistake it for something that has been deep fat fried–you will get a nice crunchy coating.
Served up with some homemade tartar sauce (that’s just mayo and relish mixed together with a dash of salt or pepper thrown in folks-really, that’s all it is) you’ve got a tasty meal!
- 1-2 lbs boned fish filets or chunks
- 1/2 C Breadcrumbs
- 1/2 C Cornmeal
- 1/2 tsp Dried Dill
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder (or granulated-either one)
- 1 tsp Season Salt
- 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
- 1/2 C Flour
- 1 Egg
- 1/4 C Milk
- 2 TBS Butter
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees and lightly oil the bottom of a 9X13 baking sheet.
- Set up three containers (I like to use those disposable pie tins-which of course I wash & reuse over and over) for your dredge stations.
- In the first container put your flour.
- In the second container lightly beat together your egg and milk
- In the third container combine your bread crumbs, cornmeal, dill, garlic, season salt and black pepper.
- Dredge your fish in the flour, then the egg wash, then the breadcrumbs. Lay in your oiled pan.
- Melt butter and drizzle over the top of the breaded fish.
- Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
- Use homemade breadcrumbs (like I do)--mine are a combination of crackers, chips, unsweetened cereal, bread etc
- Change up the seasonings in your cornmeal/breadcrumb mixture. You can add anything--Cajun spices, Italian seasoning mix, dry ranch dressing, or lemon peel for example.
- Instead of an egg wash use your favorite salad dressing--ranch, Dijon mustard, thousand island. . . just make sure you consider how that flavor will meld with the seasonings you put in your cornmeal/breadcrumb mix
- Don't like cornmeal? Use flour instead.