Baked Breaded Fish Fillets

Cosette Khoryati


This is a dish that I make often because it's tasty, easy and doesn't leave my house smelling like oil for 2 days!!

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30 Min
20 Min


2 lb
white fish fillets
1 c
bread crumbs
1 Tbsp
herbs of choice (i prefer thyme or oregano)
1/2 tsp
garlic powder (or more to taste)
3/4 tsp
1/2 tsp
ground black pepper
2 Tbsp
grated parmesan (optional)
1/2 tsp
paprika, cayenne pepper, allspice, white pepper, or other dried herbs (optional)
1 stick
butter, melted
1 Tbsp
lemon juice


1-Preheat oven to 500°F. (400°F or more)
-Grease a shallow baking dish (enough to hold all fish without overcrowding).
-Pat dry the fish fillets with kitchen paper.
-Season the fillets with salt and pepper to taste (do not over do it because the coating is seasoned as well)
-In a bowl, mix all dry ingredients (breadcrumbs + seasoning + herbs + cheese)
-In another bowl, mix the melted butter with the lemon juice.
-Dip the fish fillets in the butter/lemon mixture then in the breadcrumbs mixture.
-Place fillets in a greased baking pan.
-Bake uncovered at 500°F for 10-15 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork. (depends on fish type and thickness)

**I like to drizzle some olive oil or put few butter nobs on the fillets before baking them, so that the breadcrumbs become crispier and more golden.

**Don't expect the same color and crispiness of deep fried fish, but it is a really good and tasty alternative. My family loves it.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Mediterranean
Other Tag: Quick & Easy