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Oven-Fried Fish Nuggets Recipe

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My husband and I love fresh, fried fish, but we're both trying to cut back on fats. I made up this recipe and it was a huge hit. He tells me that he likes it as much as deep-fried fish, and that's saying a lot! —LaDonna Reed, Ponca City, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds cod fillets, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Butter-flavored cooking spray

Nutritional Facts

9 piece: 171 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 415mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0g fiber), 29g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 0 starch, 5 lean meat.

Directions

  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, cornflakes, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Coat fish with butter-flavored spray, then roll in crumb mixture.
  2. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
    Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked fish nuggets on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet until firm. Transfer to a resealable plastic freezer bag; return to freezer. To use, preheat oven to 375°. Bake nuggets on a rack on a greased baking sheet 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
    Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Oven-Fried Fish Nuggets in Light & Tasty February/March 2007, p13


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Tonijo15 User ID: 5936671 146694
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

"My husband and I enjoyed this fish. I didn't make any substitutions and found it very tasteful. It's a keeper in my recipe box."

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Rivkel User ID: 7467768 116356
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

"We tried this last night. Everyone liked it. I used Panko for the breading with fresh Parmesan and a little salt and pepper. I used fat free milk to moisten fish before rolling in Panko. It was crunchy and moist. I am eating a few pieces warmed up in the oven for breakfast and it retained the crunch! Very good and easy to make. My boys liked it so that is a big win!"

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giovanni916 User ID: 6970755 116354
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

"saw this recipe yesterday & made it last night - very tasty! used crushed ritz crackers & panko for breading & also put on rack during baking for xtra crispiness--my husband & I thought it was very good--will make again--omitted the 1/2 tsp of salt d/t salt in crackers."

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rebelwithoutaclue User ID: 4288906 116351
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

"Not much to write home about on this one. Fish does not have to be bland, this one sure is!"

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RachelLeslie User ID: 2784262 146679
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2014

"Good recipe! Easy! Hey SingerRinger: try crushing a high fiber cereal like Fiber One for part of the crumbs & coating the fish with whipped egg whites to keep it at 4pts. You still need to spray the rack/sheet with cooking spray though. For those who substituted another kind of fish: cod doesn't need much seasoning, but some other kinds do: . Whatever you use needs to be firm/thick enough that it can be cut into 1"inch CUBES to get the right effect. Don't give up on enjoying fish: Keep "frying" until you find a combo you like!!"

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ronlep User ID: 2749636 162430
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2014

"Great way to cook "fried" fish. Try a wire cooling rack to cook the fish and it will be even crispier. Make sure you spray the rack and the fish on both sides"

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SingerRinger User ID: 5557591 74579
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2014

"4 pts. on Weight Watchers- making this tonight!- think 5 pts. is a better number because the fat grams could be 5. Not sure if the saturated fat is part of the first fat listed in the nutritional info."

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mimmip User ID: 4012288 74572
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2011

"I don't usually like breaded fish but this was good. My husband really likes the recipe so I make it often."

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Lisakze User ID: 5822150 161719
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2011

"This was an easy meal, my kids, who are VERY picky LOVED this meal!"

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Denessa User ID: 4530257 66697
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2011

"Not a favorite...and I had high hopes for this one!"

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