Crispy Corn Flake Baked Fish and Homemade Tartar Sauce

Fish Fillets
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
424 Calories
25g Fat
14g Carbs
35g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 424
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 152mg 51%
Sodium 636mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 6mg 34%
Potassium 801mg 17%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Corn flake crumbs make a crispy coating on these easy baked fish fillets. The fish is flavored with butter, lemon juice, and seasonings.

Use haddock, cod, pollock, tilapia, or your favorite fish. If the fillets are very thin, adjust the time accordingly. Make the quick tartar sauce to go with the fish fillets or make a homemade remoulade sauce.


  • Cooking spray, or butter, for greasing pan

  • 1 to 1 1/4 pounds fish fillets

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill, optional

  • 2 cups corn flakes, crushed

Quick Tartar Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons chopped sweet pickle, or capers

  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard, or to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 F, and grease a 13-by-9-inch baking dish.

  2. If fish fillets are large, cut into serving-size portions.

  3. Combine butter and lemon juice in a bowl; set aside.

  4. In a small bowl or cup, mix salt, pepper, and (if using) dill.

  5. Put the cornflake crumbs in a wide, shallow bowl.

  6. Dip each piece of fish in butter and lemon mixture.

  7. Sprinkle salt and dill mixture over each side of fish.

  8. Coat with the corn flake crumbs.

  9. Place the fillets in the prepared pan and bake until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish fillets.

  10. To make the quick tartar sauce: In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise, chopped pickle or capers, and mustard. Stir to blend. Taste and adjust seasonings.

  11. Serve the fish with the tartar sauce on the side, and enjoy.