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Scrumptious Crispy Crunchy Oven Fried Fish

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You have to try this Crispy Crunchy Oven Fried Fish with Kikkoman Panko Bread Crumbs (Gluten Free). This will be your next go-to recipe!

Introduction to Scrumptious Crispy Crunchy Oven Fried Fish

I’ve always found the crunch of breaded fish irresistible, but the traditional frying method used to make me hesitant about indulging too often due to the extra oil. That was until I discovered oven frying—a game changer in my kitchen. With oven-fried fish, I enjoy that same delightful crispiness without the heaviness of oil from deep frying. Not only is this method less messy, but it also results in a lighter, healthier meal. Plus, swapping in Kikkoman Panko Bread Crumbs (gluten-free) means everyone, regardless of gluten sensitivities, can partake in this savory treat. This cooking approach is straightforward and ideal for a quick dinner that doesn’t skimp on flavor or texture.

Gathering Your Ingredients to Prepare this Scrumptious Crispy Crunchy Oven Fried Fish

  • 1-1½ cups Kikkoman Panko Bread Crumbs (Gluten Free)
  • Spices as per your preference
  • 2 eggs
  • Oil to cover your baking pan / can also use butter if you prefer
  • White fish like cod, halibut, or tilapia work exceptionally well
Your next meal Crispy, Crunchy, Oven Fried Fish

You’ll need Kikkoman Panko Bread Crumbs (gluten-free) to create that irresistible crust that’s not only crunchy but also caters to a gluten-free diet.

Spice up the breadcrumb mixture with your favorite seasonings to tailor the flavor to your liking.

Have two eggs on hand for an egg wash; this will be the adhesive that ensures the breadcrumbs stick to the fish.

Additionally, select an oil to cover your baking pan or, if you prefer a richer taste, use butter for a golden finish.

Grab a variety of fish fillets, any type you favor or have available. White fish like cod, halibut, or tilapia work exceptionally well with this recipe. Finally, ready a large, dark roasting pan or baking sheet, as this will play a pivotal role in achieving that sought-after crispy exterior.

Together with these elements, the standout being the Kikkoman Panko Bread Crumbs (gluten-free), you’re set to craft a delectable oven-fried fish dish that’s sure to become a cherished meal in your home cooking repertoire.

The Crispy Coating Process

  1. Gather the Kikkoman Panko Bread Crumbs: Begin by measuring 1-1½ cups of gluten-free Kikkoman Panko Bread Crumbs into a shallow dish.
  2. Season the Breadcrumbs: Add your chosen spices to the breadcrumbs and mix well with a fork to distribute the flavors evenly.
  3. Prepare the Egg Wash: In a separate bowl, crack two eggs and beat them thoroughly with a fork until they are well combined.
  4. Dip the Fish: Lightly coat each fish fillet in the seasoned breadcrumbs, ensuring an even layer and shaking off any excess.
  5. Egg Wash Immersion: Next, dip the breadcrumb-covered fish into the beaten eggs, ensuring it’s completely moistened.
  6. Final Coating: Return the egg-coated fillets to the breadcrumbs, pressing gently to adhere to a thick layer of crumbs. Ensure the fish is fully encapsulated by the crust for optimal crispiness.

Baking Perfectly Scrumptious Crispy Crunchy Oven Fried Fish

  1. Preheat the oven to 430°F (220°C). While the oven heats, place your dark roasting pan or baking sheet inside to warm up as well.
  2. Prepare your pan by adding a thin layer of oil or melting some butter in it. This helps to prevent sticking and adds to the crispiness of the fish.
  3. Place the fish fillets in the hot pan, ensuring they sizzle as they touch the surface. This is key for a crunchy texture.
  4. Bake for about 10 minutes, then use a spatula to carefully flip each piece over. If the fish seems dry, don’t hesitate to add a bit more oil or butter.
  5. Continue baking for an additional 5-10 minutes. Watch for the breadcrumbs to turn golden and check that the fish flakes easily with a fork.
  6. Optional step: For an extra crunch, place the pan under the broiler for 2-3 minutes. Keep a close eye on it to prevent burning.

By following these steps meticulously, you’ll end up with an oven-fried fish that’s wonderfully crispy on the outside and succulently cooked inside.

Serving Your Culinary Creation

Lay out your crispy oven-fried fish on a warm platter to entice everyone at the table. Squeeze a fresh lemon wedge over the fillets to add a zesty brightness that highlights the golden crust. Pair with steamed vegetables like green beans or a colorful medley of carrots and peas, which complement the savory notes of the fish without overpowering it. For a heartier meal, place alongside roasted potatoes or a helping of rice, ensuring a balance of textures and flavors.

To elevate the presentation, garnish with chopped parsley for a pop of color and a subtle herby freshness. If you’re feeling adventurous, create a tartar or dill sauce on the side for a creamy dip that cuts through the fish’s crispiness beautifully. Remember, the key to a wonderful dining experience is in the details, so take a moment to arrange your dish thoughtfully before serving.

Your New Favorite Dinner Dish

I must admit, this delightful recipe for oven-fried fish, with its golden, gluten-free crust, might just become your new favorite dinner offering. Its simplicity and savory results will win over any crowd. You’ll find that using Kikkoman Panko Bread Crumbs, which are gloriously gluten-free, creates an irresistibly crispy coating yet doesn’t compromise on healthiness – a triumph for both your taste buds and wellness. Baking fish following this method is not only straightforward but also significantly less messy compared to traditional frying, sparing you the splatter and hassle. And the best part? This dish comes together in a snap, making it an ideal solution for those busy evenings when you crave a home-cooked meal but are strapped for time. So, I encourage you to give this recipe a whirl; it may just transform the way you think about cooking fish with its perfect balance of crunch, flavor, and convenience.

The main points to remember from these Scrumptious Crispy Crunchy Oven Fried Fish

  • Healthier Dining: Oven-frying fish offers a lower-fat alternative to deep frying with results just as crispy and satisfying.
  • Inclusive Recipes: Using gluten-free Kikkoman Panko Bread Crumbs ensures this dish is accessible to those with dietary restrictions.
  • Convenience Wins: This method is simple and less cumbersome than traditional frying, perfect for a swift and fuss-free dinner.
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Scrumptious Crispy Crunchy Oven Fried Fish

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Take a bite into pure perfection. Order our Crispy Crunchy Oven-Fried Fish now and savor the irresistible crunch at every bite. Your taste buds will thank you.

  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Easy


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  • 11 1/2 cups Kikkoman Panko Bread Crumbs (Gluten Free)
  • Spices as per your preference
  • 2 eggs
  • Oil to cover your baking pan / can also use butter if you prefer
  • 4 pieces White fish like cod, halibut, or tilapia work exceptionally well


  1. Heat the oven to 430°F (220°C).
  2. Place a large enough dark (i.e., black, or dark grey) roasting pan OR baking sheet in the oven.
  3. Ensure that the pan you use to bake the fish in is hot and makes a sizzling sound when you place the fish down.
  4. Mix the panko breadcrumbs and whatever spices you wish to add to a shallow dish.
  5. Add eggs to another bowl and beat it well with a fork.
  6. Dip fish (White fish like cod, halibut, or tilapia work exceptionally well) into breading to lightly coat.
  7. Next coat the crumbed fish with egg.
  8. Lastly, again coat the fish with breadcrumbs and make sure that you pack on as much as possible and pat it down to ensure that it will stick to the fish.
  9. If you use butter, now is the time to melt the butter, or you can just add oil to the pan.
  10. Remove the pan from the oven and place the fish pieces in the pan but be sure to have some oil/butter where you place it.
  11. Bake the fish for ±10 minutes.


  • Serving Size: 2 pieces of fish
  • Calories: 663
  • Sugar: 5.2 g
  • Sodium: 751 mg
  • Fat: 23.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 59.6 g
  • Fiber: 4.3 g
  • Protein: 49.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 288 mg

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6 thoughts on “Scrumptious Crispy Crunchy Oven Fried Fish”

    • Thank you Lydia for dropping in. Some tips regarding on how to get rid of fish smell during prep.
      Keep the fish in its original packaging until you are ready to cook it. This will help keep the fish fresh and prevent the spread of any odor it may have. Keeping a box of baking soda, activated charcoal, or another odor absorber in your fridge while storing the fish can also help absorb any odors that may come through the packaging.
      When you are ready to cook it there are a few steps you can take to reduce the smell:
      Rinse the fish using tap water. This will wash off any TMA on the fish’s skin.
      Soak the fish in milk for approximately 20 minutes and then rinse it off in cold tap water.
      Rub an acidic ingredient like lime, lemon, tomato, or vinegar on top of the fish. As a bonus, this will add bright flavors to the fish when cooking.
      Acids and milk are both great odor absorbents. They work similarly to baking soda and charcoal, only you can apply them directly to the fish. If you eat fish often, it’s good to have lemon juice or vinegar on hand for some of those stronger-smelling fish.
      But, how does lemon juice remove the fishy odor? The citric acid from lemons neutralizes the amines from fish by converting them into perfectly healthy salts that will not be airborne like the amines.
      If you purchase fresh seafood and don’t plan on cooking it within three days of purchase, you should freeze it. This will maintain the freshness of the seafood and keep it from developing a fishy odor.

    • Dear Bernadette. Thank you so much for popping in here and your kind comment. We love fish and I prefer not to use oil (baking in a pan) when I can do it in the oven and this is an easy alternative. Hope you will enjoy it.


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