Oven Fried Fish from Cooks Illustrated

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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 4 -6
    slices white bread, slightly stale is best
  • 2
    tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • salt and pepper
  • 2
    tablespoons fresh minced parsley
  • 1
    small shallot, finely minced
  • 23
    cup approximately all-purpose flour
  • 2
    large eggs
  • 3
    tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 12
    teaspoon paprika
  • 14
    teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 14
    lbs white fish, at least 1 in. thick cut into 4 pieces (Cod or haddock is recommended)
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DIRECTIONS

  • heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • pulse bread, butter, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper in a food processor until coarsely ground.
  • spread on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.
  • remove and cool crumbs, toss with parsley and shallots, place in a pie plate.
  • increase oven temp to 450 degrees.
  • blend eggs, Mayo., paprika, Cayenne, 1/4 tsp pepper and 5 tbsp of flour in a second pie plate.
  • put remaining flour in a third pie plate.
  • spray wire rack with cooking spray and place in a rimmed baking sheet.
  • dry fish well and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • dredge first in flour, then egg mixture, then crumbs pressing into crumbs so that a nice thick layer sticks to the fish.
  • place on wire rack and repeat with remaining fish.
  • bake 18 - 20 minutes,or until internal temperature is 140 degrees.
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