Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 mins

Have tried this with both salmon, cod and halibut, it was equally good with all. I often use wheat germ instead of breadcrumbs.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb fish fillet (halibut, cod, haddock, pollock or even salmon, fresh or thawed)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup fine breadcrumbs
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 12 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
  • 12 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or 2 tablespoons canola oil


  1. Preheat oven to 450f degrees.
  2. Slice large fish fillets to size required.
  3. Beat egg and milk together in a bowl.
  4. Combine crumbs, salt, pepper, Italian herb spice and dry mustard in a bowl or on a plate.
  5. Put oil on baking sheet and place in preheataed oven while coating fish.
  6. Dip each piece of fish in egg mixture and then in bread crub mixture.
  7. Press fish firmly into crumbs.
  8. Place fillets on hot oil on baking sheet.
  9. Flip immediately to ensure both side are oiled.
  10. For half inch thick fillets, bake four minutes, turn and bake four minutes more.


Most Helpful

I seasoned this fish with just the bread crumbs and Old Bay. But following the rest of the instructions created a terrific piece of "fried" fish. What a great recipe that can be prepared quickly. Thanks for posting.

CYNDAM March 31, 2004

My DH and I loved this recipe. I used pollock fillets and followed your directions exactly. The fillets were perfectly seasoned and nicely browned on BOTH sides. They were also flaky and tender. I know I will be using this method a lot. Thanks, Derf for another winner.

Denise in da Kitchen August 25, 2006

Simple, but so good, basic baked fish recipe. I love the unique technique (!) of heating the oil in the oven, then putting in the fish and flipping. It really adds a fried fish taste and texture without the mess and calories of the real thing.

Ginny Sue August 12, 2006

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