Busy Night Baked Fish Fillets

"Baked fish with a nice breaded coating. I used this recipe for whiting fillets and served with browned butter for dipping. This recipe is courtesy of Southern Living "Our Best Easy Weeknight Favorites" cookbook."
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  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Combine first 6 ingredients in a shallow dish.
  • Dip fish fillets into the milk and coat with breading mixture.
  • Place fish in a lightly greased 13x9 dish or cookie sheet; drizzle with butter.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  • Serve with lemon, tartar or browned butter.

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  1. TooManyRoommates
    Easy and quick. I used it on some bass. stuck very nicely and had great flavor. thank you! i think it would be great on any mild white fish.
  2. Maryann R.
    I made this whiting tonight for Good Friday. It was delicious!!! I didn’t have cornmeal, so I used Italian bread crumbs. And shook some Red Robin on instead of paprika. It was wonderful. Crispy on the outside and moist and flaky inside. I’ve never cooked whiting before. This is now one of our go to quick meals.
  3. daddy1947
    I made this last night and it was delicious! I am a person who ALWAYS uses tartar sauce on fish. But this was so good that I did not want to change the taste by adding tartar sauce. The only slight alteration I made to the recipe was adding a half teaspoon of lemon zest to the coating mixture. The seasoning was just the right amount, not running short or having a lot left over. 450 seemed awfully hot to me so I cooked it at 400 for 20 minutes and it came out just perfect. I used whiting fillets. Thank you for such an EZ to make and delicious recipe.
  4. heather.m.frazer
    Used almond milk and almond flour for a paleo version & it turned out great!
  5. drinkmore
    This was quick, easy and tasty. The whole family liked these. Thank you!


  1. Memawto G.
    I didn't have all the spices so I just used Old Bay, salt, pepper and seasoning salt, when finished. Kid tested, mother approved!
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  2. Chef shapeweaver
    My SO really enjoys fish,and I wanted a simple recipe to fix,so I chose this one.And I'm really glad I did.I followed the recipe as written except I didn't use any dill.And instead of drizzling the margarine,I used a pastry brush and brushed it on to give more of an even coating.Baked it for about 10 minutes.I served Recipe#30366 and lima beans as sides and all together this made a very good meal.This will be made again,thank you for posting."Keep Smiling:"


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