Coated Fish

Corn Flake-Crusted Fish

Crispy on the outside, tender and flaky on the inside, this Corn Flake-Crusted Fish is delicious and perfect for summer entertaining.

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Corn Flake-Crusted Fish

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 2
Calories: 1006kcal


  • 1 pound (455 g) cod or Alaska pollock fillets
  • 4 tablespoons (60 mL) vegetable oil, divided
  • 3 cups (80 g) corn flakes cereal
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) fresh lemon juice
  • cup (125 g) potato starch
  • ½ teaspoon (3 g) kosher or fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon (1.2 g) freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon (1 g) lemon zest
  • 2-3 lemon wedges , for garnish

For the Sauce:

  • ½ cup (120 mL) reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic , peeled
  • ½ teaspoon (1 g) lemon zest
  • 4 tablespoons (8 g) roughly chopped fresh basil leaves


  • Carefully wash fish fillets and drain on paper towels.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Coat a large, rimmed baking sheet with 2 tablespoons vegetable oil.
  • Meanwhile, make the sauce. Process the mayonnaise, garlic clove and ½ teaspoon lemon zest in a food processor until smooth, about 15 seconds. Transfer to a small bowl and stir in the basil. Cover, and place in the refrigerator.
  • Place cereal in a resealable food-storage plastic bag, seal the bag, and finely crush the cereal with a rolling pin. Transfer crushed cereal to a large bowl and set aside. In another bowl, whisk the eggs with 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and the lemon juice; set aside. In a shallow dish, mix potato starch, salt, pepper, and ½ teaspoon lemon zest.
  • Dip fish in potato starch, coating well; shake off excess. Dip floured fish in egg mixture, then in cereal, coating all sides completely.
  • Place the coated fish onto the oiled baking sheet and bake until golden and crispy, about 15-20 minutes. Flip the fish halfway through, using tongs. When ready, transfer to a wire rack for 2-3 minutes to cool slightly before serving. Serve with sauce and lemon wedges.
  • Tip: For the fish fillets, it is best to use fresh, preferably bought from sustainable sources. If you are using frozen fillets, defrost them first. You can also use catfish, sole, or haddock. You can adjust the taste with a bit more salt or pepper depending on your preferences.


Nutrition Facts
Corn Flake-Crusted Fish
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1006 Calories from Fat 441
% Daily Value*
Fat 49g75%
Saturated Fat 28g140%
Cholesterol 286mg95%
Sodium 1515mg63%
Potassium 1375mg39%
Carbohydrates 88g29%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 59g118%
Vitamin A 1238IU25%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 15mg83%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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