Cornmeal-Crusted Cod


Crispy cornmeal-crusted cod takes a quick dip in lime juice for extra flavor before pan frying. Is there really anything better than fried fish?

breaded golden-fried cod filets on white plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 12 cod filets

  • 1/4 cup lime juice

  • 2/3 cup cornmeal

  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 1/4 cup butter


  1. Rinse cod filets with water. Pat fish dry.

  2. Place lime juice in a shallow bowl. Whisk cornmeal, flour, salt, and pepper together in a separate shallow bowl.

  3. Heat oil and butter in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Using tongs, dip cod into lime juice; allow excess to drip off. Press fish into cornmeal mixture to coat on all sides; set aside on a plate.

  4. Fry cod in the hot skillet until crispy golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn and fry until fish flakes easily with a fork and is golden brown on the other side; about 1 minute more. Cooking time will depend on thickness of filets. You may have to fry in batches.

  5. Remove fish to a wire rack set over a drip tray to catch any excess oil. Serve immediately.

    From the Editor:

    Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of breading ingredients. The actual amount of breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

605 Calories
8g Fat
26g Carbs
102g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 605
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 240mg 80%
Sodium 410mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 102g
Vitamin C 8mg 40%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 1134mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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