Baked cod in breadcrumbs

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

This delicious cod recipe is a great alternative to takeaway fish and chips - it's not as greasy or calorie laden as deep fried fish and it's ready in just under half an hour!


  • Vegetable oil, for greasing
  • 1 egg white
  • 25g plain flour
  • 100g golden breadcrumbs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 x 125-150g frozen fillets wild Alaska Pacific cod, thawed
  • Lemon wedges, to serve

Roast some potato wedges in the oven at the same time as the fish but remember that they will take about 45 minutes to cook


  1. Preheat the oven to 190C, fan oven 170C, gas mark 5. Grease two baking sheets with a little vegetable oil
  2. Beat the egg white with 2 tbsp of cold water until lightly foamy. Sprinkle the flour and breadcrumbs onto separate plates, seasoning the flour with salt and pepper
  3. Lightly coat the cod fillets in seasoned flour, then dip them into the egg white. Coat them in breadcrumbs, then arrange on the baking sheets
  4. Transfer to the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Check that the fish is cooked the flesh should be opaque and flake easily. Serve with lemon wedges

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