Crispy Crunchy Oven Fried Fish

M Henderson

As delicious as fried fish is, it can be too heavy on the batter and oil. This recipe uses the oven to attain a lighter crunchy coating on fish.
Oven Fried FishPhoto byM Henderson


  • 4 fish filets (grouper, tilapia, catfish, etc.)
  • 1 cup cornflakes
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning (or other seasoned salt/salt & pepper)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise


  1. Preheat oven to 400º F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly coat with oil cooking spray.
  3. Crush cornflakes in a food processor or by hand by placing them in a plastic bag and pounding with a mallet or large spoon.
  4. Lay crushed cornflakes on a flat plate.
  5. Season fish filets and generously coat them with mayonnaise.
  6. Roll prepared fish filets in cornflake coating and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake for about 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Makes 4 servings.

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