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Oven-Fried Fish Nuggets Recipe
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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


  • 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

1 serving equals 171 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 415 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 starch


  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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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."

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!"

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."

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

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

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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