Parmesan breaded fish

Parmesan breaded fish

Haddock or Cod in Parmesan bread

This is a perfect dish for weekdays in Iceland, you can use any whitefish to make it but our favorite is either Cod or Haddock.

The ingredients to fish in bread

  • 700 gr (25 ounce) Haddock or Cod Fillets
  • 1,5 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup (250 gr) of breadcrumbs 
  • 2 Eggs
  • Milk
  • Flour (just a little to dry up the fish)
  • Lemon pepper
  • Oil and preferably butter for frying
The ingredients to Parmesan breaded fish

The method

  • Cut the fish into reasonable pieces and pat-dry.
  • Prepare 3 shallow dishes, one for a little flour, one for the egg mix, and finally one for the bread crumbs. 
  • Whisk the eggs and a little milk together in a shallow dish
  • Mix together 1 cup of Parmesan cheese and 1 cup of breadcrumbs in another shallow dish. (Leave half a cup of the Parmesan for later).
  • Roll one fish piece at a time onto the wheat, the egg mix, and finally the Parmesan Breadcrumbs.
    Make sure you cover both sides.
  • Heat up oil and butter on a pan but don’t have the pan too hot.
  • Fry the fish until it’s got that beautiful golden brown color.  This takes about 3-5 minutes.
  • Put the fish into an ovenproof dish, spice with lemon pepper, and put the rest of the Parmesan cheese on top.
  • Put the fish into a 170 C (338 F) degrees hot oven until you see the cheese has started to melt (This takes roughly 7-10 minutes).

On the side

I recommend having sliced onions with this dish that are simply put into a small pot with some butter and kept there until they reach that gold yellow look. Stir a couple of times.

We usually keep it simple so we also had potatoes and some salad.

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