Crispy Lemon Cod Fish

cod fish recipe
Crispy Lemon Cod Fish. Stephanie Gallagher
Ratings (9)
  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
526 Calories
19g Fat
41g Carbs
45g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Cod Fish Recipe

Serve this crispy lemon cod fish with fried corn and apple pecan coleslaw.

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  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 cups Panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • 1-1/2 lbs. cod fish fillets
  • Dash kosher salt and freshly-ground black pepper
  • For Lemon Butter Sauce:
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat butter and olive oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat.

  2. Beat egg whites. Spread out Panko in a thin layer in a shallow dish.

  3. Dip cod first in the egg whites, then in the Panko, pressing lightly to help the bread crumbs adhere. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Saute in the butter-olive oil mixture until golden, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side until cooked through -- fish will be opaque and flake easily with a fork.

  5. To make the lemon butter sauce: Heat lemon juice and vinegar in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, until the mixture is reduced by half, about 6 minutes. Stir in butter and salt.

  6. Drizzle lightly over crispy cod fish fillets.