Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Baked fish that tastes fried. Original recipe printed in Bon Appetit (August 1981) is a favorite Friday night supper for us.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup light sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 12 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 lbs fish fillets, about 1 1/2 inches thick,cut into 6 pieces (I use flounder or catfish)
  • 12 cup oil


  1. Preheat oven to 500-degrees F.
  2. Grease 9x12" baking dish.
  3. Combine sour cream and soup mix in small bowl.
  4. Mix breadcrumbs, cheese, parsley and paprika in small dish.
  5. Dip fish in sour cream mixture and then in bread crumb mixture.
  6. Arrange fish in single layer in baking dish.
  7. Pour oil over top of all.
  8. Bake 8-10 minutes; turn and continue baking until done, about 5-10 more minutes.


Most Helpful

Wonderful flavor-easy to make-fast to cook-my breading fell off when I flipped the fish, but other than that, dinner was great!! I'll be making this again! Teresa

TGirl,RN March 19, 2003

YUM! I used flounder in this recipe and I made a couple of substitutions...I used cereal crumbs instead of the bread crumbs and since my family isn't too keen on onions, and I only had Italian dressing mix in the house, that's what I used. My topping fell off the fish too when I flipped it, but my family really enjoyed it and the dish was wiped clean! My 8-yr. old said, "This is good fish," and my husband who usually uses ketchup on his fish, didn't use anything because of the great flavor! I'd make this again in a snap...easy and delicious!

SilentCricket February 18, 2004

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