Baked cod in breadcrumbs Recipe

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5 min


23 min

This delicious baked cod in breadcrumbs 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! This healthy baked cod recipe serves 4 people and is perfect for the whole family. Serve with homemade chips or potato wedges. Don’t forget the mushy peas or fresh greens to serve. Baking cod is a much healthier, lower-calorie option if you’re trying to be good but don’t want to miss out on your favourites. This recipe is best made and eaten on the same day. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days – reheat thoroughly before serving.


  • 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


  • Preheat the oven to 190°C, fan oven 170°C, gas mark 5. Grease two baking sheets with a little vegetable oil

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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