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  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • Shellfish free
  • High in protein

Whether in tacos, burgers or served with hot chips, crumbed fish is a winner in everyone’s book! Nothing beats the crunch of that first bite. 

  • Serves4
  • Cook time20 minutes
  • Prep time20 minutes
Crumbed fish

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (75g) panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup (25g) finely grated parmesan
  • 2 tbs finely chopped basil
  • 1 lemon, rind finely grated
  • 1/2 cup (75g) plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp ground paprika
  • 1 Coles Australian Free Range Egg, lightly whisked
  • 4 x skinless firm white fish fillets
  • Steamed baby potatoes, to serve
  • Mixed salad, to serve
  • Tartare sauce, to serve
  • Lemon wedges, to serve

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 1508kJ/361 Cals (17%), Protein: 38g (76%), Fat: 10g (14%), Sat Fat: 3g (13%), Sodium: 319mg (16%), Carb: 28g (9%), Sugar: 2g (2%), Dietary Fibre: 1g (3%).

Check ingredient labels to make sure they meet your specific dietary requirements and always consult a health professional before changing your diet. View dietary information here.

Percentage Daily Intake information on our recipes is calculated using the nutrition reference values for an average Australian adult.

Method

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper and spray with olive oil.

  2. Step 2

    Combine the breadcrumbs, parmesan, basil and lemon rind in a shallow bowl.

  3. Step 3

    Place the flour and paprika in another shallow bowl and season. Place the egg in a separate shallow bowl.

  4. Step 4

    Dip the fish in the flour mixture and toss to coat. Shake off any excess flour. Dip in the egg, then in the breadcrumb mixture and turn to coat. Place on prepared tray. Spray with olive oil.

  5. Step 5

    Bake for 20 mins or until golden brown and the fish is cooked through.

  6. Step 6

    Serve crumbed fish with potatoes, salad, tartare sauce and lemon wedges.

Recipe tip

  • To cook the fish in an air fryer, place fish in the basket of an air fryer and cook at 180°C for 15 mins or until the fish is golden and cooked through.

  • The exact cooking time of the fish will depend on the thickness of the fillet. Insert the tip of a knife into the thickest part of the fillet to check. If the fish flakes easily and is no longer translucent, then it’s cooked.

  • You can use any of your favourite soft herbs in the crumb mixture. Try replacing the chives with basil, parsley or dill.

  • If you don’t have sweet paprika, try adding lemon pepper or garlic powder to jazz it up

    COOK. STORE. SAVE.
    Clever storage: 
    To store leftover cooked crumbed fish, place it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. It can also be frozen, just make sure you separate them with baking paper to prevent them from sticking together. To reheat, place in a 175°C oven and cook for around 14 minutes, or cook in the reheat setting on the air fryer for around 6 minutes, flipping the crumbed fish halfway through reheating. 

Crumbed fish recipe

Craving fish and chips? Once you see how easy it is to crumb fish, you’ll be making this recipe again and again. Crumbed fish can be served as an easy and delicious weeknight dinner, as an alternative to ‘fish and chip Fridays’, or in burgers and tacos as a fun weekend meal for family or guests. 

A lot of the ingredients for making crumbed fish can be found in your pantry already – think flour, eggs and dried spices. All you’ll need to add to your grocery list is some fresh fish, panko breadcrumbs and parmesan – and you’re ready to go!

How to crumb fish

First, you’ll need to choose the right fish to use. Skinless, firm white fish fillets like basa, cod, flounder, snapper or ling are great for crumbing. Rinse the fillets and pat them dry with paper towels. Next, set up three separate bowls: an egg bowl, a flour bowl and a breadcrumbs bowl. These will be used to coat the fish before it’s cooked. Remember to season the flour bowl with salt, pepper and paprika. You’ll coat the fillets with flour first, then egg, and finally in the breadcrumbs and parmesan mixture. Be sure to press the breadcrumbs onto the fish gently to ensure they stick to the fillet. 

Tips to make your oven baked or air fryer fish crispy

  • Preheat the pan or air fryer basket until it’s very hot before placing the fish on it.

  • Spray the crumbed fish generously with cooking oil spray on both sides before placing in the oven or air fryer.

  • Spread the fillets out on the tray so they aren’t touching each other.

  • Halfway through the cooking time, flip the fillets. This will be around the 10-minute mark for the oven-baked fish or around the 7-minute mark for air fried fish.

Now get cooking

Making crumbed fish is easier than you think, so why not give it a go? Besides enjoying it with chips or cooked greens, you can serve it in a bun with coleslaw to make fish burgers, in a tortilla for tasty fish tacos, or with a vibrant spiced corn salad

These recipes for crunchy fish burgers and super-easy fish finger tacos might give you some inspiration. Keen to include more fish in your weekly meal planner? Try these fabulous recipes for creamy fish and veggies, creamy fish pie and Asian-style baked snapper.

FAQs

Crumbed fish

Crumbed fish
  • Serves4
  • Cook time20 minutes
  • Prep time20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (75g) panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup (25g) finely grated parmesan
  • 2 tbs finely chopped basil
  • 1 lemon, rind finely grated
  • 1/2 cup (75g) plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp ground paprika
  • 1 Coles Australian Free Range Egg, lightly whisked
  • 4 x skinless firm white fish fillets
  • Steamed baby potatoes, to serve
  • Mixed salad, to serve
  • Tartare sauce, to serve
  • Lemon wedges, to serve
    Description

    Whether in tacos, burgers or served with hot chips, crumbed fish is a winner in everyone’s book! Nothing beats the crunch of that first bite. 

    Method
    1. Step 1

      Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper and spray with olive oil.

    2. Step 2

      Combine the breadcrumbs, parmesan, basil and lemon rind in a shallow bowl.

    3. Step 3

      Place the flour and paprika in another shallow bowl and season. Place the egg in a separate shallow bowl.

    4. Step 4

      Dip the fish in the flour mixture and toss to coat. Shake off any excess flour. Dip in the egg, then in the breadcrumb mixture and turn to coat. Place on prepared tray. Spray with olive oil.

    5. Step 5

      Bake for 20 mins or until golden brown and the fish is cooked through.

    6. Step 6

      Serve crumbed fish with potatoes, salad, tartare sauce and lemon wedges.