Crispy Crumby Baked Fish

  • Makes4 to 4 servings

This is just about the most kid-friendly fish dish I know. I like to make it with tilapia - a mild flavoured fish that's inexpensive and easy to find.


  • 1 cup bread crumbs, (coarse homemade are best)

  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

  • 750 g mild white fish fillets, (sole, cod, haddock or tilapia)

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise, (regular or low fat)


  • Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C).

  • In a small bowl, stir together the bread crumbs, Parmesan, salt and pepper. Spread on a plate or on a sheet of waxed paper.

  • With a pastry brush, paint the fish fillets on both sides with mayonnaise, then place in the crumbs, turning over and patting so the crumbs completely coat the fish. Arrange fillets in a baking dish that can accommodate all of the pieces without overlapping. Sprinkle all the remaining crumbs - there will be some - over the top of the fillets in the baking dish. Place in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily when you poke a fork into the thickest part.

This article was originally published on Jan 01, 2007