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Oven-Fried Fish Nuggets Recipe

Oven-Fried Fish Nuggets Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

Reviews for Oven-Fried Fish Nuggets

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Tonijo15 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."

Rivkel 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!"

giovanni916 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."

rebelwithoutaclue 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!"

RachelLeslie 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!!"

ronlep 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"

SingerRinger 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."

mimmip 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."

Lisakze 161719
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2011

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

Denessa 66697
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2011

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

aug2295 93774
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2011

"I used tilapia instead of cod. I found it tasty but it did not win over my kids, so it may not make another appearance at my table. I did like it though..."

Sam47 208441
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2011

"My skills with cooking fish are limited; however, this recipe was easy and very tasty. My husband is fairly picky with fish, and his response was "we can have this again..and again...and again." This is definitely a keeper recipe."

gilland3981 161692
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2010

"My husband and I love this recipe with some modifications. I don't use the cornflakes or the butter-flavored cooking spray. I use garlic and herb flavored bread crumbs with the salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese. This has become something I cook at least twice a month."

sljharris 146677
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2009

"This recipe had great texture... might try with seasoned bread crumbs next time... or perhaps another spice combination - but the plain bread crumbs + corn flakes + cheese just didnt have enough flavor for me."

susannette 93703
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2008

"Didn't make my favorites list. sc"

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