Cornflakes Encrusted Baked Cod Fillets

A delicious and healthy alternative to the fried fish. The topping prepared with a mix of cornflakes and breadcrumbs, which results in a crunchier crust. Serve with lemon wedges.

  • 2 Cod or walleye fillets
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 25 g Herb butter
  • 25 g Cornflakes, crushed
  • 25 g Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil, plus extra for greasing
  • 1 tbsp Fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp Dill
  • 2 clove Garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp White wine
  • Lemon wedges, for garnish
  1. Preheat the oven to 210C/420F. Grease lightly a glass baking pan with olive oil. Melt the butter and place them in a bowl together with crushed cornflakes, breadcrumbs, olive oil, herbs and minced garlic.
  2. Pat the fish fillets dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Place them, skinned-side down, on the baking pan. Pour the white wine over the fish. Divide the cornflake mixture onto two fish fillets and press down lightly so they adhere.
  3. Bake in the center of the hot oven for 20 minutes or until the topping is golden and the fish is opaque and cooked through. Serve immediately garnished with lemon wedges.


Krishnaveni 14/3/11 18:50

sensational corn flakes crust, looks great

Peter M 14/3/11 19:05

Angie, I've seen a few corn flake crusted dishes and I made one with a pork chop. Great dish with the cod... delicious and sustainable fish!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 14/3/11 19:08

That looks good! I really like that crust.



sangeeta 14/3/11 19:16

Hi Angie...i make corn encrusted chicken...loved this one. The platter with the greens is the one i loved the most...

Jocie's Mom 14/3/11 19:16

ohmigosh! this looks fantastic!? I can do this with any white fish right? Like grouper or Mahi?

Simplyfood 14/3/11 19:19

Very innovative way to get acrispy crust.

Belinda @zomppa 14/3/11 19:24

What a beautiful dish!! So healthy and love the crunch.

Elisabeth 14/3/11 19:50
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Elisabeth 14/3/11 19:57

Sorry for deleting my comment, could not correct error. I wanted to say that I love the way you made the cod, which incidentally we also had last night for dinner.
The crunchy topping, looks so inviting and delicious, now I'm sorry I didn't make mine like yours.
Beautiful presentation, and photos, as always!

Gloria Baker 14/3/11 19:59

Lovely recipe I love the crust!! gloria

Puja 14/3/11 20:04

The crust must be so delish n crispy..loved the idea n your platter looks sensational!!

US Masala

Cherine 14/3/11 20:04

What an original crust. I bet it tastes soooo good!

Priya Suresh 14/3/11 20:44

Wat a great looking baked cod filets, yumm!

Angie's Recipes 14/3/11 20:51

@Parsley Sage
yes, you can do with other white fleshed fish fillets. Grouper is great!

Unknown 14/3/11 20:58

ah, how wonderful. I really like the thick cut of the cod and it looks so moist with a flavourful crunchy topping. Superb!

Newyorkerbyheart 14/3/11 21:00

I looks amazing!!! I have to try it :-)

My best,
Birthe from Denmark

Anonymous 14/3/11 21:12

That is such a great recipe and it looks so simple and delicious!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook 14/3/11 21:19

Looks delicious! My grandma used cornflakes for crust, her secret ingredient :)

Cool Lassi(e) 14/3/11 21:33

This cod looks fabulous! I thought cods were only good for making the fish part of "Fish and chips"..You have proved me wrong..

Unknown 14/3/11 21:46

I love a good fish dish. Love that crusty topping. It looks so fresh and delicious.
*kisses* HH

Reeni 14/3/11 23:28

I love that crunchy topping Angie! And the classic flavors for fish you incorporated into it. Totally delicious!

OohLookBel 14/3/11 23:40

I am always looking out for tasty ways to serve fish, and this is ideal. Love the crunchy crust and the herbs.

Juliana 15/3/11 00:26

Oh! I absolutely love the idea of corn flakes...must taste to crunchy and yummie with cod...fabulous recipe and great pictures. Have a wonderful week ahead Angie :-)

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 15/3/11 01:52

wow we just love wall eye , he caught two last year on vacation in upstate NY ... what a treat and to know someone else who has heard of this fabulous fish! this sounds looks fantastic!

Torviewtoronto 15/3/11 01:53

delicious crust looks wonderful

Anonymous 15/3/11 03:05

The cornflake crust looks excellent, love the idea!

Unknown 15/3/11 03:07

This sounds new and interesting to me....

Nammi 15/3/11 03:44

I love that herby and crunchy top.

ann low 15/3/11 03:55

This is simply a delicious and healthy meal that I must cook this for my family.

tasteofbeirut 15/3/11 04:09

This crust looks so crunchy and the fish so white and flaky! I am hungry now for some of this!

Unknown 15/3/11 04:37

I think this crusted baked cod looks just amazing. I like the combination of herb butter with the corn flakes, an excellent and delicious idea;-)

TasteHongKong 15/3/11 05:32

Lovely, and a simple, healthy keeper as well.

Rumana Rawat 15/3/11 05:36

All your dishes makes me really very hungry:)

kitchen flavours 15/3/11 06:15

This looks delicious! Wow! Simply amazing!

Sue 15/3/11 06:22

The breading looks really ample and crunchy! SO good!

sweetlife 15/3/11 06:36

I love using cornflake with fish, they do add a nice crunch!! yummy

Maria @ Scandi Foodie 15/3/11 08:01

Yum, it looks so crunchy and delicious!

Anonymous 15/3/11 09:44

Sounds outstanding! A crunchy crust is always a hit.
:-) Mandy

Karen 15/3/11 10:35

What a great idea to use cornflakes! Looks really, really good and so pretty. :-)

Joanne 15/3/11 12:27

I love how you've made a dish using CORNFLAKES look so incredibly gourmet!

Sanjeeta kk 15/3/11 12:30

Probably I may not make it ever, but it just look so beautiful. Might try for my kids though :)

Paul Jennette 15/3/11 12:38

Great recipe! More and more I see people using cornflakes for their breading. Is there a recipe for the herb butter or is it your personal favorites or what you have on hand?? The photos turned out amazing!!! ~ Paul

My Little Space 15/3/11 12:45

Hmm... I miss eating this kind of baked fish! Will make some bake fish this weekend. Thanks! Hope you're having a great day.
Cheers, Kristy
p/s Kumi's family is still in Japan, right? She must be so worried.

Shirley @ Kokken69 15/3/11 13:08

Angie, this looks wonderful! Cornflakes - now why haven't I thought of that!

Angie's Recipes 15/3/11 13:37

@Paul Jennette
I got it from a local supermarket here. Nothing really special.

Peggy 15/3/11 13:49

I love putting cornflake crusts on my meats/fish! I just love the texture it provides and this cod looks fantastic!

chow and chatter 15/3/11 14:00

wow what a wonderful way to serve cod will make this one for sure

lisaiscooking 15/3/11 14:03

Cod is one of my favorite kinds of fish, and the crispy coating looks delicious! This is a great variation on crispy fish

Unknown 15/3/11 14:19

I love this! The fish looks lovely..and the crisp, browned topping: DELICIOUS!!

Mary Bergfeld 15/3/11 15:06

What a lovely alternative to fried fish. It looks wonderful and I'm sure it is delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Jeannie 15/3/11 15:44

I just had baked fish for dinner! But yours looks so much better with the crispy crust!

Magic of Spice 15/3/11 15:54

Perfectly delicious recipe :)

Susi's Kochen und Backen 15/3/11 16:28

I don't care for fried fish very much, but these encrusted cod fillets look delicious! The topping sounds fabulous :o)

She's Cookin' 15/3/11 17:30

So much better than fried fish :) The cornflake crust adds such beautiful color and crunchy texture to the fish and your photos are gorgeous! My husband catches walleye occasionally - its the sweetest fresh water fish ever!

Sprinzette @ Ginger and Almonds 15/3/11 18:06

I can't believe I've only just found your blog - I'm clearly an utter amateur! This recipe is delicious-looking, and your pictures are gorgeous. Look forward to having a proper rifle through your archives.

Velva 15/3/11 20:18

An encrusted filet of fish with corn flakes is a really nice idea. Once again, you prove that your do not have to complicate food to make it beautiful and flavorful.


blackbookkitchendiaries 15/3/11 21:24

omg! this looks amazing! i need to try this out soon. thank you for sharing this.

Barbara 15/3/11 21:32

Really, Angie, that's perfection on a plate! I love that crust!

Unknown 15/3/11 21:44

That looks great. I normally use cornflakes for chicken.

tigerfish 16/3/11 00:46

I like the interplay of textures here - the crisp crust and the succulent fish! Oh, I forgot the al-dente pasta too!

Savoring Italy 16/3/11 04:01

Hi Angie-This topping looks fantastic! I forgot how nice it is to have a cornflake topping w/fish...delicious:)

Victor 16/3/11 04:50

I love using corn flakes as crust, a good alternative to bread crumbs.

Sutapa 16/3/11 08:31

I think it is the most healthy version and love the crunchy upper crust!

Lauren 16/3/11 10:43

What is walleye? I love the quotes you use on the bottom of these posts.

Min {Honest Vanilla} 16/3/11 15:01

Thumbs up for this because I have leftover cornflakes and not too keen to have it for breakfast anymore ;) Mmmm and cod... What a wonderful way to combine the texture! Ace for creative :)

Awayofmind Bakery Hoiuse 16/3/11 15:49

A lovely bake with Cod fillets!
Angie, I would like to inform you that I have pass an award to you, please drop by my blog to pick up when you are free. Cheers!

Anonymous 16/3/11 16:23

I forgot about the wonders of corn flakes. Great dish!

Nithu 16/3/11 18:32

That's wonderful serving. Looks so delicious.

Ivy 16/3/11 18:33

The crust sounds amazing. I have to start buying corn flakes again.

Tanantha @ I Just Love My Apron 16/3/11 19:20

I'm trying to eat more fish and cod is one of my favorites. It's affordable and available all year round. The crust sounds great and I agree this is a healthy delicious meal!

denise @ bread expectations 17/3/11 07:12

Lovely and so healthy! I'm eating pasta with shrimp sauce and feeling a bit guilty now *sigh* Love the lemon, dill, garlic and wine combo!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 17/3/11 12:50

Would never have thought to use cornflakes in a fish dish! But I bet the crunch is fantastic. Great recipe, Angie!

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} 18/3/11 04:04

Such a creative way to prepare cod- love this idea :)

Gina Stanley 19/3/11 00:41

Great recipe, I've had cornflakes on chicken, but not fish, I will have to try this.

Jessica | Cajunlicious 4/4/11 17:33

I just found your wonderful blog through networkedblogs and have signed up to follow it. This dish looks delicious!

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Desi 12/4/11 17:46

I love your photo and I love the idea of cornflake crusted cod! I've tried cornflakes on chicken, but never cod! Great idea.... I am your newest follower :)


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