Crispy Baked Fish Nuggets
I grew up on fried fish. Not the kind you get out of a drive through window. I’m talking about the kind where you have to wait standing (because there are never enough chairs) in some itty-bitty fish market where somebody’s grandma must be working the fryer. I am talking about the kind of fried fish perched on a bed of smushed white bread tucked in a checkered red and white paper container you had to dig wrist deep out of a brown paper bag covered with little round grease spots. My mama usually cooked grits to go along with this special fried treat. If my daddy returned before the grits were done, it was a painful to wait until I could saturate my fried fish in hot sauce and mustard. My daddy always got the fish with the bone-in. But I didn’t mind having to work at wedging the meat out from under the fish bones because every bite was pure. d. heaven. I still love fried fish, but I try not to cook my fish in a hot oil bath all the time. That’s why I am opting for the oven over the stove with these crispy fish nuggets. And with these delicious nuggets no one will miss the fried version. At least mine didn’t.
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Servings: 1 teen girl and 1 growing seven year old boy and 1 6 year old girl. Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 20-25 mins Total Time: 40-45 mins
Ingredients:1 ½ to 2 pounds cod fillets, cut into nugget size (fresh or frozen…I used frozen) Olive oil ½ cup flour ¼ cup dry bread crumbs 1 tsp Tony Chachere’s Famous Creole Seasoning 1 tsp lemon pepper ½ tsp garlic powder 1 tsp dried parsley 1 tsp onion powder 1/3 teaspoon salt 1 egg, beaten
Directions:Preheat oven to 400°. Prepare baking sheet either with foil or parchment paper for easier clean up. Drizzle and then spread olive oil on baking sheet. Cut cod fillets in nugget size (or in the shape of fish sticks…the choice is yours 🙂 In a bowl, mix flour, bread crumbs and seasonings.
Beat egg in a separate bowl.
Dip fish in egg and then flour. Place on a baking sheet.
Drizzle olive oil over each fish nuggets. Bake 15-20 minutes or until fish turns golden brown.
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