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30-Minute Panko Crusted Cod

Updated on April 21, 2013
Panko Crusted Cod
Panko Crusted Cod | Source
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Panko Breaded Cod has been a favorite in my household for years. It's not only a delightful family meal, but also a health conscious dish to prepare. Cod is loaded with great vitamins and minerals, plus it's a popular white fish with a mild flavor, and it doesn't have that post-meal "fishy" taste that can be such a turnoff. Here, I opted for Panko breadcrumbs over the traditional version because Panko provides a more defined texture. This 30-minute recipe is simple, delicious and one you'll be making for years to come.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 4 Servings
Ingredients
Ingredients | Source

Ingredients

  • 1 lb wild Alaska Cod fillets, skinless/boneless
  • 3 cups Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 qt vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • powdered garlic, to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • Mrs Dash garlic & herb seasoning blend, to taste
Seasoned fish
Seasoned fish | Source
Fish in egg batter
Fish in egg batter | Source
Fish dredged in Panko breadcrumbs
Fish dredged in Panko breadcrumbs | Source
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  1. In a large pan pour in the vegetable oil and turn heat to medium-high.
  2. Cut fish into thin strips and lay onto wax paper.
  3. In a bowl, crack two eggs and mix; set aside.
  4. On another sheet of wax paper pour breadcrumbs. You should have three areas to work with; the Cod; to the right of that, your eggs; to the right of that, your breadcrumbs.
  5. Sprinkle fish with all seasonings, to your desire. Disperse Mrs. Dash throughout breadcrumbs, to ensure meal is well seasoned.
  6. Once the fish is seasoned well, take one piece at a time and dip it into the beaten egg, then dredge the egg-covered fish into the breadcrumbs. Once the Cod is coated in breadcrumbs, layer piece by piece into the hot oil. Cook for approximately 5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  7. Lay the cooked fish on a plate with paper towels to soak up the oil. Turn the fish over to soak up the oil on the other side.

It takes little effort to enjoy such a satisfying, seafood meal. Serve it with roasted potatoes, brown rice or with a Caesar salad and soon you'll be indulging in a mouth-watering dish that’ll have you smiling for hours. Bon Appétit!

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      Heather May 4 years ago from Ohio

      Great tips!! I am vegetarian BUT I can use your breading tips and recipe for veggies!! I have failed miserably with fried eggplant so why not try it again!!! Thanks for sharing

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Hi Mommymay, I think Eggplant covered with Panko is an excellent idea! Thank you for giving me that tip. That is one I'll have to try. Thank you for commenting.

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      vandynegl 4 years ago from Ohio Valley

      Hi Careermommy! I like the breading idea too! I use olive oil and I'm wondering if there would be the same results? I am also vegetarian (like Mommymay), but I try to add some wild fish to my husband's diet. This idea makes fish more "exciting" for him!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      As kids we used to catch cod and throw them back because they were so bony. LOL Now we pay big bucks for it. Sigh!

      Great recipe and one I will definitely try. Thank you!

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      This would work on our fresh caught fish too. Voted up, liked your recipe.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      This looks appetizing :-) I should try it! I have a store that sells fresh fish since not too long and I discovered the difference between fresh fish and frozen fish. Wouaw! So I can imagine that your recipe would be just delicious!

      You suggest to serve it with roasted potatoes for example. I love the idea but I want to give you a little addition to your recipe ... personnaly, I add sometimes some fresh parsley and garlic on top of my potatoes. I add the parsley and the garlic while still roasting my potatoes just for a few minutes.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Hi vandynegyl, I have used olive oil before, to make it healthier, and it tasted a little different but still worked. I say try it because I think it is still enjoyable. Thank you for commenting.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Kidscrafts, I love that idea! My hubby is not big on garlic but I will add the fresh parsley next time I make this. Thank you for the suggestion!

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Moonlake, it will most definitely work with your fresh caught fish. Thank you for stopping by.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Billy, you could have had a very lucrative business by now, but you threw out all the good fish! Lol! Thank you for your kind words, my friend.

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      naturalife 4 years ago from Far Far Away

      Yummy. Another mouth-watering healthy recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      It sounds so good. I love fish. Thanks for sharing. Up, useful, and interesting.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      naturallife thank you for your compliment and also for reading!

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      KoffeeKlatch, I hope you enjoy this recipe. Thank you for the vote up!

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      Dil Vil 4 years ago from India

      Good recipe! Step-by-step instructions made easy. Thank you!

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      Sheri Dusseault 4 years ago from Chemainus. BC, Canada

      Yum....I will try this. Great hub!

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      My Cook Book, thank you! I appreciatie your kind comments.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Sheri, I hope you enjoy it. Thank you for coming my way!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      I am so hungry right now and your photo makes this dish look so yummy! Wish I had some cod fillets here, I would try this recipe tonight. It looks easy and quick and delicious! Will share this hub.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      This looks delicious! We used to order fish every so often, and the panko bread crumbs were my favorite! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Au fait, thank you for the share! I hope you have the opportunity to try this recipe. It is so easy to make.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Hi Kathryn, thank you for stopping by. I'm glad you've experienced the panko bread crumbs. It is quite tasty. More importantly, I hope you're doing okay over there in Boston.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I'm doing great now, thanks. Especially after the bombing suspect was captured last night! Now we can rest easy. I know that for some people, it isn't over yet, and my heart is with them.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Kathryn, that's good to hear. It's hard to have your surroundings on lockdown with a dangerous person on the loose, but I'm glad they got him too.

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      Natasha 4 years ago from Hawaii

      I love panko! This looks awesome. I can't wait to make this with my man once he gets back from deployment!

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Thank you Natasha. I hope you and your man enjoy this yummy meal! Thanks for your comments.

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      Sydney Spence 4 years ago from Austin Texas

      Looks delicious! Will be trying this for dinner one night!!

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      sydneyspence, I hope you enjoy it! Thank you for coming my way.

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      Holle Abee 4 years ago from Georgia

      Gosh, I know this is awesome! We're actually having a fish fry in an hour or so. Now I wish I had some panko! Voted up!

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      habee, I remember the days of fish frys, back when I was younger and we'd go fishing almost every weekend. I would have loved to have Panko crusted fish back then. Lol. Thanks for your comments. Enjoy your Sunday!

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      Karen Robiscoe 4 years ago from California

      oh boy, have you got my number with this one, Careermommy! It looks delicious!! And easy to prepare...and did I mention delicious? Yum! I am hitting all cylinders on this post, and wish I had some right now!!

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      CharronsChatter, thank you for your thoughtful comments. I actually had this for dinner tonight and it was delicious. I hope you do get to make it.

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      Ingenira 4 years ago

      Oh I'd love to try this out. It looks so easy and delicious. Thank you !

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Ingenira, I hope you do try it out, and better yet, I hope you enjoy it!

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      oooohhhhooohhoo I'm trying this one! looks YUMMY! Voting up and pinning. Thank you!

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Insightful Tiger, thank you so much for the pin! I appreciate that. We had this dish this week. I hope you enjoy it like we did (-:

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      sweetie1 4 years ago from India

      Very interesting recipe. This looks so easy and tasty. I would have to check if we get everything here or not. Rated 5

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Sweetie1, hopefully you can find all of the ingredients so you can enjoy this tasty meal. And thank you for the 5-star rating!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Panko breadcrumbs do add a nice crunch to things coated in them. Your cod fish recipe sounds easy to prepare and I know that it would be good. Great photo at the top of this hub. It is making me hungry for just such a meal. Up and useful votes and will pin.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Thank you for the vote up and pin, Peggy! It's very simple to make, so I hope you get to enjoy it one day (-:

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      Sheri Dusseault 4 years ago from Chemainus. BC, Canada

      That looks yummy! I have been into cooking lately so I will pin this.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Sheri, I hope you do make this. I think it'll become a favorite. Thank you for pinning this. I'm always grateful for it!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Careemommy,

      This looks so appealing, love this textured breadcrumb coating. i am not familiar with panko but will look out for this type in the shops. I love fish and cod is a favorite of ours so will pin this for future use! Thanks so much for sharing! Voted up, useful, interesting, shared and pinned! Google+ too!

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Suzie, thank you for the much loved sharing! That is so thoughtful. Hopefully, you can find Panko in your part of the world. This really is a tasty meal.

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      We also enjoy cod and I really like your makeover of this recipe with panko crumbs. The fish looks so light and crunchy! Can't wait to try it--thanks so much!

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      vespawoolf, thank you for your comments. If you make it, let me know how it turns out!

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Delicious. I think it's good to substitute with the original fish from my country. Because of difficult for me to find wild Alaskan Cod fillet. Very well written and good presentation. I love the step by step instruction. Voted up and useful :-)

      Prasetio

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Hi Prasetio, you can use another fish and it will still come out great. Thank you for stopping by and your vote up!

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      I am going to try this one! It looks delicious! Thanks for sharing! Voted up!

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Theater girl, thank you for the votes up! I'm going to be making it this week. If you do get a chance to try it please let me know how it comes out!

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      I made it tonight! Delicious! I was a little short on breadcrumbs, so I filled in with some cornmeal and it was yummy! A repeat recipe for sure !

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Theater girl, thank you for coming back to let me know how it turned out! I'm so glad it turned out well. And, I've come up short on breadcrumbs before too, so now i know to use cornmeal next time. Thank you again for the report!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Most helpful tips here on preparing cod not every cook can be successful but with these tips it can be possible

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      DDE, thank you for your positive feedback. I tried to keep it as simple as possible. Thankfully, it came through that way as well!

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      GwennyOh 4 years ago from LaLa Land

      Yummers! How did you know that cod is my favorite fish? Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with me. Voted up!

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      GwennyOh , I'm glad Cod is your favorite fish! So, you'll really love this recipe. Thank you for the vote up!

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      Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

      Yummy! I love fish and cod is one of this. I´ll try your recipe soon as I still have frozen cod in the freezer. Thanks for sharing.

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      Larry Rankin 24 months ago from Oklahoma

      Looks like a delicious way to prepare cod. I'll have to give it a try.

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